Centaur, originally designed by Bruce Rogers and hand-cut in 1915 for casting into case, was redrawn for Monotype and reissued in 1929. It was first used by Rogers for his Oxford Lecturn Bible, described by Stanley Morison as the ‘most monumental impression ever given to a Monotype face’.
Rogers wrote of his time with the Lecturn Bible:
My occasional visits to Oxford for inspection of progress made and discussion of problems still to be met became, to me at least, the most pleasant associations I can recall in all my varied experience of printing houses.’
Oxford University Press’ unique diecase for the 22-point Bible Centaur, adapted to fit onto a 19-point body (and cast by us on an 18-point body).