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First, just for the sake of precision, although we of the e-text age use =
the term "font" to indicate a set of characters, in printing the term =
refers to the space where each piece of movable type was placed.  So the =
question should really be rephrased as "What type (or typeset) is this". =
 So much for my 15 minutes of pedantics...
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Anyway, the type in question is one of the umpteenth quick and cheapies =
used in the 18th century that was based on the exquisite Garamond =
typeset from printing's heyday in the 16th.  There are significant =
differences though, between Garamond type and the e-font of the same =
name.  The differences in the angles of the "e" are merely due to =
italicization.
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SJ
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characters, in printing the term refers to the space where each piece of =
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umpteenth quick and cheapies used in the 18th century that was based on =
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exquisite Garamond typeset from printing's heyday in the 16th.&nbsp; =
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