Mainz:: Verlag Hermann Schmidt,, 2006. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION of Judith Schalansky's first book, a love-letter and specimen book of black-letter fonts. 8vo. 8 x 5 1/8 inches. 645,  pp. Text in German and English, printed in black and pink inks; text clean, unmarked. Black leatherette titled in pink, all edges pink; binding square and tight, small bump to upper corner of front cover, else Fine. Blackletter, also known as Fraktur or Gothic type, was based on a writing form commonly used throughout Europe in the Middle Ages. By the end of the Renaissance it's use had been displaced by forms of the Roman alphabet in many printing houses. Fraktur Mon Amour reproduces 300 variations of Blackletter fonts in a sensuous, beautifully crafted, hot-pink prayer book-style catalog. Each Blackletter font is presented on a full page along with its complete alphabet, date of origin, the name of its designer, and its original foundry. Judith Schalansky is a German writer, book designer and publisher. She has won awards for her books Atlas of Remote Islands (2009) and The Giraffe's Neck (2012). (Inventory #: CH814-405)
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