Others may deem the knotted subtleties of black-letter a sorry recompense for the "wild crash and tumult of the fray."
I do so on the assumption that "Ihon Day" is the Day of black-letter rarity.
I have not a black-letter book among mine, old Chaucer excepted, and am not bibliomanist enough to like black-letter.
Then a black-letter Bible was brought him, and he read it all to himself at a side-table.
Gothic lettering is a term used for black-letter and related types, as distinguished from Roman types.
The text in this ballad is selected from two copies in black-letter.
Here the city is all overwritten with black-letter, and the glad Italian sun makes the effect so much the stronger.
The first edition that we have seen is a black-letter quarto of the year 1547.
Of this work I have now before me four different editions in black-letter quarto.
The text is given (with corrections) from two copies; one of them in black-letter in the Pepys Collection.
early 17c., from black (adj.); so called to distinguish heavy, old-style printers' types from the ones coming into use then, which are the dominant modern forms, though a style of black letter was preserved in German into 20c.