We have recently cast founts of the long unavailable large composition sizes of Caslon. These rare die-cases, whose worldwide sales by Monotype often barely exceeded single figures of each size (see Matrix 4, p. 48), come with all the outside characters that Monotype cut, such as the ct ligatures, long s, and swash ilalics, as well as small caps. Monotype’s recutting of Caslon was virtually identical to the characters cut by Wm Caslon in the eighteenth century (see Matrix 20, pp. 1-7). This is therefore an unusual opportunity to acquire some of the most beautiful founts cut by Englands greatest type founder.

Alongside Caslon we have one of the largest collections of Monotype die cases anywhere and regularly update our stocks of available founts. If there is something you are looking for and cannot see in the shop please ask.

Our metal is hardened Monotype, harder than normal Monotype, but less hard than true founders’.

Spacing Material


6-, 3- & 2-point leads and ems, end, thicks, mids & thins in 24-, 18-, 16-, 14-, 12-, & 11-point.

£25.00 Add to cart

Van Dijck 14-point Italic


Christoffel Van Dijck, the leading Dutch type founder in the middle of the seventeenth century, followed on from Garamond in developing the Aldine tradition of roman type design.

£65.00 Add to cart

Van Dijck 14-point Roman


Christoffel Van Dijck, the leading Dutch type founder in the middle of the seventeenth century, followed on from Garamond in developing the Aldine tradition of roman type design.

£65.00 Add to cart

Walbaum 14-point


Monotype Walbaum (Series 374) was cut in 1934. It is surprisingly versatile for a ‘modern’ face, and it appears best on a smooth-surfaced paper. To do it full justice, it needs . . .

£95.00 Add to cart

Bell 14-point


John Bell (1745-1831) was the leading journalist and newspaper proprietor, the most courageous bookseller, almost the only publisher of important editions de luxe, and the most influential typographer of his day . . .

£95.00 Add to cart

Bembo 14-point Roman


With Bembo (1929), the Monotype Corperation restored to the printer’s typographic heritage the earliest, and undoubtedly the most beautiful, old face design in the history of typography.

£75.00 Add to cart

Bodoni 16-point italic


Giambattista Bodoni, born at Saluzzo in 1740, came from a family of printers. He served his apprenticeship in the press of the Propaganda Fide and later . . .

£90.00 Add to cart

Bodoni 16-point Roman


Giambattista Bodoni, born at Saluzzo in 1740, came from a family of printers. He served his apprenticeship in the press of the Propaganda Fide and later . . .

£90.00 Add to cart

Bodoni 14-point Roman


Giambattista Bodoni, born at Saluzzo in 1740, came from a family of printers. He served his apprenticeship in the press of the Propaganda Fide and later . . .

£70.00 Add to cart

Bodoni 18-point Roman


Giambattista Bodoni, born at Saluzzo in 1740, came from a family of printers. He served his apprenticeship in the press of the Propaganda Fide and later . . .

£125.00 Add to cart

Caslon 24pt Italic


‘Why are William Caslon’s types so excellent and so famous? To explain this & make it really clear . . .

£140.00 Add to cart

Baskerville 14-point


John Baskerville of Birmingham was a writing-master and stone-cutter whose experiments with the printed book were of profound typographical importance.

£115.00 Add to cart