Dear TypeDrawers community,
I very much hope this query is sufficiently nuanced and scholarly not to count as a typical “type ID” request.
I am trying to track down some information about a typeface used in an out-of-print volume, because I may be designing a new edition of the book and would like to consider matching the typography of the original.
Given that the book was printed in America (probably New York) in 1941, the text face is likely an American Monotype face. The roman looks like some sort of generic Garamond, but the italic is much more upright and regular than the italics of most Garamonds. I haven’t been able to find a specimen of the face, or a good digital match for it. (Mark van Bronkhorst’s ATF Garamond is the best digital match I have found, and it is a beautifully rendered face with the appropriate early-twentieth-century inky letterpress feel, but the italic is much more decorative than the italic used in the book.)
So my questions are: (1) Can anyone identify this text face? (2) Can anyone suggest a good digital match for it? And (3), just for fun, can anyone identify the slightly quirky display face used for the book title and chapter versals?