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Scheltema & Holkema’s Boekhandel – Een Liefde (red) [by Theo Nieuwenhuis] (1898).jpg

I am looking to identify the typefaces on this 1898 prospectus from Scheltema & Holkema’s Boekhandel, designed by Theo Nieuwenhuis. In particular, I would like to know the sans-serif used for the title (EEN LIEFDE), and the serif typeface used for the author and body text.


The serif typeface looks a lot like Bookman (1901) to me, but with some differences, including:

  • a — curved up spur, more gracious drop-shaped bowl, more open aperture
  • e — smaller eye, more closed aperture


The sans-serif is reminiscent of Figgins Standard/Sans, which Nick Shinn states is based on an 1836 specimen of the Figgins foundry.

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