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The discovery of previously unknown pages from a very early book printed by William Caxton is an exciting event for historians of printing. The pages—from a liturgical manual for priests known as the ‘Sarum Ordinal’ or ‘Sarum Pie’—are in Latin, so they won’t provide any new data for the history of English words; but it’s […]more
‘There’s some raw work done at the baptismal font’, Bertie Wooster memorably remarks to Jeeves upon discovering that the seemingly bland and innocuous industrialist Mr Trotter is the reluctant owner of the forenames ‘Lemuel Gengulphus’. Another kind of font, the typeface, often comes with its own unexpected and more or less enigmatic name which few […]more