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For young font makers, who want to marry, and also for punch-cutters, who want to undertake the risky adventure of a marriage, I uploaded a hires scan of a beautiful large-scale Renaissance woodcut-flyleaf by Hans Sachs dated 1549 and cut in a Schwabacher blackletter typeface.
Top half of flyleaf: Woodcut with this heading:
"A useful advice to those apprentices who want to marry"
Bottom half of flyleaf: Poem with this heading:
"Advice concerning three types of marriage"
The three types of marriage for punch-cutters are these:
- Firstly, marriage of a young and beautiful, but poor maiden.
- Secondly, marriage of a rich widow, who was married once.
- Thirdly, marriage of a very rich widow, who was married twice.
Guess, which type of marriage is considered by Hans Sachs as least troublesome for font-makers and punch-cutters?