Help on identifying

Got these as a loose set and the design is certainly attracive. Any ideas what it is? Thanks, Neil

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I believe this is Stellar, by Robert Hunter Middleton for the Ludlow company.


And way pre-Optima.
I think Bob did those in the early thirties.

Stellar by Middleton is definitely “pre-Optima” and to paraphrase Goudy “The old boys stole all of our best designs”.

That being said, I think that Middleton “borrowed” the basic concept for Stellar from a c.1898 BB&S face named Record.

I have an original font of 36pt. Record and it is so modern, crisp and stylish that no one ever guesses that it is a 19th century design.