Fournier's condensed yet graceful characters were recut in 1926. The roman and the italic possess a very agreeable individuality which distinguishes them alike from the available old faces and the moderns. Fig. 56 John Baskerville's open roman have recently been revived in Germany and in England. These lines exhibit the English reproduction made in 1925. This shows the italic fount Fig57 G. B. BODONI (1740-1813), was not. as is generally supposed, a great innovator. His letters display a considerable likeness to those of Fournier (1712-1768) and Luce. Bodoni, however, increased the contrast be tween the thick and thin lines of the letter Bodoni cut these types about the year 1785 Fig. 58 MODERN REPRODUCTIONS

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