When I was in practice back in the day, before computer-based type, recognising typefaces wasn't a problem. I knew hundreds by sight, and the example books from the type houses were an excellent fallback reference when I was stumped. But now that everyone and their cousin's cat can kludge up a font (okay, that's hyperbole) I generally don't even try.

But I ran across a nice Modern Uncial being used as drop caps and I'd like to know what it is, if it actually has an existence separate from its use in the books where I found it. I haven't tried to hunt it down myself and wouldn't want anyone else to spend any time either; I'm hoping only that someone will recognise it immediately, from having used it.

The underlying model is pretty standard 13th-14th century uncial as you can see by the A, B, M, and S. The distinctive chars are the C, which breaks serifing, the G which is out of proportion, and the W, which is the double-V type.

Except for the C, I can practically feel my fingers pull out those elegant serifs with a twirl and lift of my pen. But that bottom serif on the C is more suited to chisel and hammer.

representative glyphs

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    Hi MMacD, we have some requirements for font identification questions, please take a look and edit your question to include that information. Thanks! – Cai Dec 9 '16 at 14:53
  • um, I thought I did meet the requirements. I provided a sample, including the distinctive characters that set it apart from others of its kind, mentioned that I found the font being used as drop caps in a book (Julie Garwood's The Ideal Man mass-market paperback, if it matters), and admitted that, to my surprise, I didn't recognise it or even know whether it's a named font. What did I miss out? – MMacD Dec 9 '16 at 15:18
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    From the requirements (the first point): "Detail what you've attempted already to try and identify your font" (which is followed by a list of font-id services). – Cai Dec 9 '16 at 15:43

Looks like Waters Titling Pro Regular is a close match, if not the exact match:

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