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  • n. Alternative spelling of black letter.


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  • The classic examples of this kind of thing have 'Book I' and 'Book II' in blackletter pages at a specified interval and ten years have passed between Books I and II, but the thing is if you do this really well it can be extremely effective, especially if the different character arcs mean that somebody not the protagonist did something major, unexpected, or nasty in the gap.

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  • "blackletter" statement of the law, followed by a short section of text.

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  • A style of blackletter type popularized in the 20th century that split the distance between the heavy industrial grotesques popular in the West such as Akzidenz Grotesk and the blackletter types predominant in the Teutonic world.

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  • There in large blackletter was trumpeted the rerelease of Metropolis (the silent version, not the 2015 Spielberg remake) with a full-page photo of Maria the Robot in all her brassy glory.

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  • After this it is only heard of furtively, but (1228) Olaus Wormius made a Latin translation later in the Middle Ages, and the Latin text was printed twice - once in the 15th century in blackletter (evidently in German) and once in the 17th (probably Spanish); both editions being without identifying marks, and located as to time and place by internal typographic evidence only.

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  • The tide of printed books which floods our libraries began to rise, we imagine, around 500 years ago, when Master Gutenberg first set the Holy Bible in majestic blackletter.

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  • In Germany, on the other hand, the national blackletter form persisted, and is still in use to-day.

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  • Text originally printed in blackletter (“Gothic”) type is shown between * asterisks*.

    The Palace of Pleasure, Volume 1

  • In the Bibliographical Notices and on the title page, text originally printed in blackletter (“Gothic”) type is shown between asterisks.

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  • It is not, for instance, in the decorous quartos of Roughhead, but in the hoary blackletter folios, looking older than they are -- for blackletter adhered to the Statutes after it had been cast off by other literature -- that one will find such specimens of ancestral legislation as the following: --

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  • “It is seldom that a case in our time savors so much of the black letter, but the course of decisions in New York renders it unavailable…”

    Jackson ex dem Bradford v. Huntington, 30 U.S. 402, 432 (1831)

    September 18, 2007