Black-letter



a heavy-faced type in a style like that of early European hand lettering and the earliest printed books.
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Historical Examples

The Knight Of Gwynne, Vol. II (of II) Charles James Lever
Notes and Queries, Number 197, August 6, 1853 Various
The Book-Hunter in London William Roberts
Put Yourself in His Place Charles Reade
Writing & Illuminating, & Lettering Edward Johnston
A Book of Ballads, Volume 4 Various
Passages From the French and Italian Notebooks, Volume 2 Nathaniel Hawthorne
Proverb Lore F. Edward Hulme
Reliques of Ancient English Poetry, Volume II (of 3) Thomas Percy
English and Scottish Ballads (volume 3 of 8) Various

noun
(printing) another name for Gothic (sense 10)

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