Book Cover Font around 1920

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Cover
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7736458/typo/A1iiI3FBt9L._SL1500_.jpg
"In der Heimat der BlumeN"

Is it handmade or based on a existing font?

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donshottype's picture

In 1920 the common practice was to use lettering rather than type for book covers. The leg on the R has the rolling S ski-jump style popular in lettering and fonts of the era. F. Goudy used it in some of his serif typefaces. I can't recall off-hand a sans with this R that resembles the title. Perhaps there was a German font. There is a modern font with some similarity, Jonathan Barnbrook's Priori Sans, sold by Emigre
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/emigre/priori-sans-ot/
Don

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