a heavy-faced type in a style like that of early European hand lettering and the earliest printed books.
Historical Examples

The Knight Of Gwynne, Vol. II (of II) Charles James Lever
Notes and Queries, Number 197, August 6, 1853 Various
The Book-Hunter in London William Roberts
Put Yourself in His Place Charles Reade
Writing & Illuminating, & Lettering Edward Johnston
A Book of Ballads, Volume 4 Various
Passages From the French and Italian Notebooks, Volume 2 Nathaniel Hawthorne
Proverb Lore F. Edward Hulme
Reliques of Ancient English Poetry, Volume II (of 3) Thomas Percy
English and Scottish Ballads (volume 3 of 8) Various

(printing) another name for Gothic (sense 10)


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