This publication was dedicated to Curt Thier, Director and Board Member of Berthold AG, on his 80th birthday on 26th November, 1960.The author Gustav Bohadti presents the life and work of Johann Carl Ludwig Prillwitz (1759-1810), Johann Friedrich Unger (1735-1804) and J.G. Justus Erich Walbaum (1768-1837). The publication ends with a listing of the “Most Beautiful Books” in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, showing the popularity of the Walbaum Scripts. After the publication in 1957 “Von der Romain du Roi zu den Schriften J.G. Justus Erich Walbaums. Eine Schriftstudie“ this is the second Walbaum treatise published by Berthold.
Typography and Cover design by Günter Gerhard Lange. The book was honoured as one of the “Most Beautiful German Books” of 1960.