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Monticello: The History of a Typeface


The origins of the typeface can be traced back to America's first successful type foundry, established in Philadelphia by Archibald Binny and James Ronaldson in 1796. (From Printing History, the Journal of the American Printing History Association, Volume XXV, Number 1, 2006)


An extensive essay on the beginning of type foundries. Read it here.

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