Benedictine was designed by Joseph E. Hill in 1915 for Mergenthaler Linotype and introduced in 1917 with this stunning thread bound specimen folder. Later the family was showcased in a 1921 edition of The Linotype Bulletin, Vol. 17.
The introduction to the text below will provide insight into this elegant face, which is a revival of type used by the Italian incunabula printer Plato de Benedictis.
Alas, it has yet to be digitized.
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