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| Lasance Initials
A Classic American Catholic Font
These distinctive initial capitals were sold by the Cincinnati Type Foundry in the 1880s, and they saw use in Catholic books for decades, including the Manual of Prayers of the Third Plenary Council of Baltimore and the prayer books and missals of Rev. Francis Xavier Lasance (1860-1946).
As we were unable to find a modern version of this typeface anywhere, we digitized it ourselves for our own in-house use. And now for the first time we are also offering this font to the public.
Lasance Initials contains a full set of capitals (A-Z), a second variation of T, and two modified letters (C and T) that appear in the Baltimore Manual. There are no lowercase letters.
Font files will be emailed to you when we process your order. Includes both PC and Mac versions.
Samples of use in the Baltimore Manual of Prayer (1888) and a Fr. Lasance Prayer Book from 1911: