Ulysses by James Joyce, Random House
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That’s not Weiss Initials
John, there are three Weiss Initials: Nos. 1, 2, 3. This is No. 1.
Later on, there was even a fourth style, Weiß-Lapidar kräftig, a bolder version of Weiß-Lapidar mager, the design initially introduced as Weiß-Initialen Serie II and internationally best known as Weiss Initials No.2. Attached is an overview of the four styles as shown in a Bauer specimen, c. 1950, courtesy of Hans Reichardt. See the typeface bio for more info.
Also note that some styles include Romanesque alternates for ‘A’, ‘E’, and ‘G’ which can drastically alter the appearance. Wellsbrook by Spiece Graphics is the only digital version to span all four styles.