Can you spot the X? If I had been thinking "X is one of the tricky letters for ABC Wednesday" while I gazed at this typeset it could have been centre stage, but I was only thinking that I liked the different sized compartments on this typesetting sort. I'll make it easy by cropping
There it is second row down next to the Y on the left. The type sorts were in the Plantin Moretus Museum the location of two of the oldest printing presses in the world and both home and workshop of the Plantin Moretus family from the 16th Century until in 1876 when the whole caboodle was sold to the city of Antwerp and today is on the UNESCO World Heritage List
It houses libraries, maps and rare books such as this 16th Century Bible Polyglotta written in five languages. Just imagine how many different little letters and fonts you would need to make this page.
But it is just as interesting to walk around this museum and see how a Flemish trading family lived in those sometimes turbulent centuries. Here is its tranquil courtyard which at a stretch could contain another X if you considered it a tree planted garden walk, a xystus ---
An entry to ABC Wednesday, a walk through the alphabet from A to Z