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Art Nouveau headlines in Las Mil Noches Y Una Noche, Spanish translation, 1899

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Please, could anyone tell me the name of the font whose image I attach? (This font is used in a public domain book that can be downloaded from here: https://archive.org/download/LasMilNochesYUnaNocheV1/Las%20mil%20noches%20y%20una%20noche%20-%20V1.pdf)

Many thanks in advance.

asked by Rubén Jul 30, 2015
edited by Stewf Jul 30, 2015

I don't see an attached image. Is it this book? Can you link to a page which uses the typeface you want to ID? Is it the cover or interior?

Yes, it's THAT book. You can see the font in THIS page:

https://archive.org/stream/LasMilNochesYUnaNocheV1/Las%20mil%20noches%20y%20una%20noche%20-%20V1#page/n36/mode/1up

Also this font is used in all titles of the stories from the page that I point. Here you can see a image of the font:

Thank you very much in advance for any info you can give me.

Rubén

1 Answer

+2 votes

This will be a stumper. Many art-nouveau style typefaces were released in Continental Europe at the beginning of the 1900s. The one most similar to this that I can find in Seemann’s Handbuch (a good reference for metal type of that era) is Roland from the Ludwig Wagner foundry, but there are many others that are quite similar that could have been released earlier.

Roland from Seemann’s Handbuch, courtesy Hans Reichardt, Klingspor-Museum

Roland from Seemann’s Handbuch, courtesy Hans Reichardt, Klingspor-Museum

As for digital fonts, there isn’t anything too close. Freeform 710, based on Eckmann but with more Roman-style caps, may be your best bet.

answered by Stewf Expert (3,184 points) Jul 31, 2015
Many, many, many thanks for your answer and your kindness. To me, it's the exact info I was looking for. Thank you very much for your time and your good will to help me, Stewf; I really appreciatte what you did. The best for you. Rubén
Glad I could help.
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