Can anyone tell me the name of a typeface that closely mimics (or is exactly representative of) the one used in the fifth edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica, 5th Edition? I have included a picture here for reference:

Encyclopædia Britannica, 5th and 6th Editions.

Please note that the 5th edition appears in the top section of this image only. The bottom section pictures the 6th edition, which has a different typeset. I'm not necessarily looking for a typeset that includes the archaic ligatures such as the long s and the 'ct' patterns seen in the image; I only wish to know one that mimics the general style of the 5th edition's typeset (if one exists).

I apologize if the answer to this question is blatantly obvious.

  • What's an Encylopedia? :) – Scott Dec 3 '18 at 11:09
  • It's a Caslon font or one very similar. Adobe Caslon would be a good option, or Typotheque William if printing at small sizes. – Copilot Jan 4 at 8:19

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