Cover of E. Power Biggs – The Organ In America, released on Columbia Masterworks label – ML 5496. Published in 1960.
The Organ In America: Being a Survey of the Organ-Builder’s art as practised in these United States from the Revolution until the War Between the States with many Sounds of the actual Instruments playing lively Tunes & Musicks of the Day.
Collected & Performed by E. Power Biggs with divers Articles and Illustrations of this Fascinating but Little-Known Inheritance.
The typography combines Goudy Heavyface Italic with another design by Frederic Goudy, Kennerley. It appears in roman and italic, the latter embellished with a few alternate swash caps (B, D) and the long s (ſ). It also uses the italic ampersand throughout the text, which has a more expressive appearance than its roman counterpart. The bottom pattern is cleverly constructed out of O’s set in Goudy Heavyface in red alternating with Kennerley in black.
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