I am looking for info about this typeface. The printed book comes from the J.J.Cremer "Romantische Werken" collection. Any idea?
I can't help with the history aspect, but I think a modern interpretation of this style of typeface would be Old Style 7.
Two others in this style, derived from 18th-century Scottish type, are Foundry Wilson
and (related to a lesser extent) FF Clifford.