Title

Geofroy Tory

Authors

Auguste Bernard

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Publication Date

1909

Description

Rogers was a great admirer Geofroy Tory. Tory was an early 16th century typographer who has had a lasting influence on printing and typography. Tory’s illustrations, initial letters, decorations, and borders were redrawn by Rogers for reproduction. At a publication price of $37.50 (roughly $990.00 when adjusted for inflation), this book was the most expensive single-volume work published by Riverside. This book not only exemplifies Rogers’ skill as an artist, but also his typographic inventiveness. To create the Riverside Caslon, he combined 14 point Caslon minuscules (lowercase letters) with 12 point Caslon majuscules (uppercase letters), thus creating the Riverside Caslon type. He also altered the type to make it darker.

Type: Riverside Caslon

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