Goudy, Frederic W. Cloister Initials & Ornaments. American Type Founders Company, circa 1917. Type specimen for the Cloister typeface originally designed by Frederic W. Goudy, c. 1917 and manufactured and sold by ATF. Each page printed in black and green or black and orange. Measures approx. 7.25" x 10.5". A beautiful example, and but a single copy in OCLC at USC.
"In 1917, Frederic Goudy drew a floriated Capital A in the style of early manuscript historiated initial letters for his own book, The Alphabet. The director of American Type Founders (ATF) convinced Goudy to draw the full alphabet for commercial release as a ‘typeface’. The ornamental type known as Cloister Initials came in sizes from 48 to 144 pt and later was released by the Lanston Monotype Company, where Goudy was the art director" (The Devil's Artisan).