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British typefounder from the famous Caslon family. Author of Specimen of Printing types (1841), which showcases the typefaces of Caslon, Son and Livermore. PDF file of that book. Excerpts: Albion No. 1, Double Pica No. 3, Five Line Pica Open, Four Line Pica Shaded, Italian [this is a famous Western face, dating from 1821, and entitled the Italian Monstrosity by James Clough (who considers it not a monstrosity at all---the title refers to bad reputation of Caslon's Italian in the eyes of type critics such as T.C. Hansard and Nicolete Grey)], Nine Line Pica, Ornament No. 113, Ornament No. 159, Seven Line Pica Italian, Sixteen Line Pica Compressed, Ten Line Pica Compressed, Two Line Letters No. 4, Two Line Pica Chessmen.

Images of some type specimen from Henry Taylor Wyse's book of 1911: AngloSaxon, Antique Old Style, Baskerville, Black No. 4, Cheltenham, Cheltenham Bold Outline, Cheltenham Heavy Italic, Cheltenham Old Style, Cheltenham Old Style, Lining Carlton, Morland, Morland Italic, Old Face, Old Face Heavy, Old Face Italic, Original Black, Ornaments.

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file name: James Clough in Caslons Italian 1821


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file name: Henry Caslon Specimen Of Types Italian 1841


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file name: Henry Caslon Specimen Of Types Ornament No113 1841


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file name: Henry Caslon Specimen Of Types Sixteen Line Pica Compressed 1841


file name: Henry Caslon Specimen Of Types Ten Line Pica Compressed 1841


file name: Henry Caslon Specimen Of Types Two Line Letters No4 1841


file name: Henry Caslon Specimen Of Types Two Line Pica Chessmen 1841


file name: H W Caslon Anglo Saxon 48pt


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file name: H W Caslon Baskerville 30pt


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file name: H W Caslon Cheltenham Bold Outline 30pt


file name: H W Caslon Cheltenham Heavy Italic 48pt


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file name: H W Caslon Lining Carlton 30pt


file name: H W Caslon Morland 30pt


file name: H W Caslon Morland Italic 30pt


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file name: H W Caslon Old Face Italic 48pt


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