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[BKARTS] The Times New Roman



Mr. Parker's theories concerning the origin of The Times New Roman were laid
out in Printing History (31/32, 1994) at great length. A substantial part of
the story dealt with matters other than type, such as yacht designs, Mr.
Burgess' s Boston family, Visit to Swinburne, etc.

        A complete refutation, with many illustrations was published in
Printing
History 37, 1998, authored by several people, largely by John Dreyfus and
Nicolas Barker, with comments by Jim Rimmer. The article takes up everyone
of the Parker's points and answers it fully. The conclusion is that it is
doubtful that Mr. Burgess designed any typeface at all. The article is
carefully documented and clarifies the situation quite well.
                                                Harold Berliner

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