08 November 2011

A nice G

In the early years of the nineteenth century, skilled engravers at the London typefoundry of Louis John Pouchée produced a series of finely-crafted, highly decorative alphabets for use on printed posters. The letters were over 100 mm high and made from single blocks of end-grain boxwood. This G was scanned from a print from the original at St Bride Printing Library.