Walter Hinteler
Reply Wed 16 Dec, 2009 01:28 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
Here's an example from my own books where the printer used Fraktur for German words, and I-don't-know-it for Latin and other foreign words while the book text was printed in Antiqua (?):

The book, by the way, is the "Opera genealogico historica de Westphalia & Saxonia ..., by Hermann Hamelmann, printed in Lemgo by Heinrich Wilhelm Meyer in 1711, with a really nice edging of this Hamelmann from late 16th century:

Two perhaps interesting details:
1 - the above book isn't worth more than some couple of hundred Euros/Dollars. But the edging alone (= as "print") is worth quite some bucks more,

2 - that book is bind together with a second, different book, De Antiquis Westphaliae Colonis (Commentary, 2nd corr. edition) by Johannes Neuwald, printed in Osnabrück by Johannes Georg Schwänder in 1674.
Such isn't thaaat unusual, but would bring some couple extra bucks Wink

Oh, and it's not unusal, too, that editors/writers/printers 'translated' their names from German to Latin. (The books are completely in Latin.)

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Reply Wed 16 Dec, 2009 03:38 pm

Der B. G. Teubner Verlag war ein deutscher Fachverlag für Forschung, Lehre und Praxis in den Bereichen Altertumswissenschaften, Bauwesen, Technik, Mathematik, Naturwissenschaften und Informatik. Er wurde am 21. Februar 1811 von Benedictus Gotthelf Teubner (1784"1856) in Leipzig gegründet.
Walter Hinteler
Reply Wed 16 Dec, 2009 04:36 pm
hamburgboy wrote:


This year we had quite a few festivities - it was the 225 birthday of Teubner.

The Teubner falily, by the way, and that of Adam Ries (the famous methematican) are closely connected since 17th century ( Ahnenreihe Adam Ries, B. G. Teubner, M. Giesecke
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Walter Hinteler
Reply Wed 16 Dec, 2009 04:38 pm
CalamityJane wrote:

It translates to "Book to help German lessons" and it's written in old German
lettering that was used before WWII.

A "Hilfsbuch" is an old, not used anymore, term for what is now called "Handbuch" - a handbook.
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Walter Hinteler
Reply Fri 8 Jan, 2010 01:09 pm
saab wrote:

Why did the Nazis prefer Fraktur to Antiqua?

There's a wikipedia article about that:[url]Antiqua-Fraktur dispute[/url]
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