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Publication Date

6-1903

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Rogers felt his work was primarily mimicry. The title page of this edition shows that sentiment to be true, but also disingenuous, if unintentionally so. The arabesque decoration surrounding the title page text was originally used in sixteenth century France. However, Rogers redesigned it to have a slimmer central text area, and the text he chose to fill it with is all of one type and one size, contrary to what other printers had done. The striking result is distinctly Rogers’ own. It should also be noted that Rogers designed the special swash italics for the Caslon type used on this title page.

Type: Caslon

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