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That font is one of the Benguiats:


It's a Baskerville but quite which cut is not going to be easy to determine. It's actually the J which you pointed out which allows identification. A letterpress printer once told me that the italic J could be used upside down as £ and there is one cut which does show that. [Image via Rachel Hiller]


According to a 22 September 2010 interview with the designer of the current website, Jennifer Over, the Paris Review logotype is not something you'll be able to download: We also really wanted to embrace certain design elements of the print magazine, like the hand-rendered logotype, some of the mid-century-modern typography and the frontispiece ...


The first printing method were often characters engraved on wooden block, not movable types as the ones used later. One way you could get some clues about this is by comparing many pages together and see if all the letters are identical or have little variations. If you want the precise typeface from a book that goes back to the early years of printing, you ...


Based on the curves in the S, it is clearly some version of Helvetica. The O is slightly too circular in the logo, but other than that Helvetica Neue Heavy looks like a plausible starting point.


The font is very similar to a thinner version of PT Mono in the Google web fonts. https://www.google.com/fonts/specimen/PT+Mono And this is a version from Font Squirrel: http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/pt-mono

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