Colophon from Paul Gallico’s The Snow Goose
, published in 1944 by Knopf. The entire text of this short book is set in the sloped roman of Electra, to the copiously-leaded specification shown here. (At the time, the “true” italic Electra was also available.) One would have thought that the sloped roman form of “italic”, used as the main style, would be more noteworthy than the modern/oldstyle categorization.