A bindery may well have several brass fonts for finishing the cases of books. One such old but popular typeface is DEVON - a 19th century san-serif design for which there hasn't been a digital version - until now!
Why would a book-maker want a digitial version? to experiment with designs on-screen before committing to cloth; to get clients' approval; to create dies in a matching typeface; to use characters that aren't available in the bindery's brass letters.
I created a font that matches DEVON as closely as I could, working from an old catalogue of typefaces and some brass sets I have in my own bindery. There will inevitably be variations in the engraved letters from over 100 years of production (you can even buy new sets from P&S Engravers, Sussex, UK) so I have called this electronic version Devonish since it may not be a dead ringer for your own set - for example I find a little extra kerning is needed for a good match to my own sets of letters.