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old face type


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Aldus Manutius (c. 1450—1515)

 

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Type with the sloping serifs and the oblique stress of the thick and thin strokes, characteristic of the roman type made for Aldus, French 16th-century copies of it, and derivatives from these (e.g. the 18th-century type made by Caslon).

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