About this font family
From 1702 to 1811 the French “Royal”, then “Imperial”, Printers, neglected Garamond and Fournier's designs and used only the font called “Romain du Roy”, carved (1693 to 1723) by Philippe Grandjean by order of the king Louis XIV.
1790 Royal Printing was inspired by various variants of Romain du Roy that were in use during this period. Our sources were mainly official and legal documents printed in the late royal period, and in the beginning of the French revolution.
There was no bold style. More…