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Gutenberg’s Bible1 was set in gothic script
called Textura2, an example of blackletter type.
3. Roman letters, the kind of type most all of our books are set
in, emerged in Venice in the 1460s. A style of handwritten
script adopted by Italian humanists during the Renaissance
became to be known as Humanist Minuscule, and is the
basis for roman forms through to the present day.