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Six Moral Tales by Éric Rohmer (Seaver, 1980)

Contributed by Ryan Mungia on Aug 7th, 2021. Artwork published in .
    Six Moral Tales by Éric Rohmer (Seaver, 1980) 1
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    Originally titled Six contes moraux, this is the first American edition of Éric Rohmer’s novel Six Moral Tales, a literary version of the French director’s film cycle of the same name. Translated from the French by Sabine d’Estree, it was published as Seaver book, an imprint of the Viking Press, New York, in 1980.

    For the jacket typography, designer Roy Kuhlman used two weights of Wexford, stacked and justified. Originally designed by Richard A. Schlatter for VGC in 1972, this typeface was copied by Castcraft as Eton (and later digitized as OPTI Eton).

    Six Moral Tales by Éric Rohmer (Seaver, 1980) 2
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    The title page as well as the initials marking chapter openings (not pictured) use . The text typeface is a photo version of Janson/Kis that’s credited as “Video Janson” in the imprint.
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    The title page as well as the initials marking chapter openings (not pictured) use Caslon Open Face. The text typeface is a photo version of Janson/Kis that’s credited as “Video Janson” in the imprint.

    Six Moral Tales by Éric Rohmer (Seaver, 1980) 4
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    • Wexford
    • Caslon Open Face
    • Janson & Kis

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