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Der Schatz der Sierra Madre / Das Totenschiff by B. Traven (Bertelsmann Club)

Photo(s) by Michael Studt. Imported from Flickr on Jun 1, 2024. Artwork published in
circa 1980
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Der Schatz der Sierra Madre / Das Totenschiff by B. Traven (Bertelsmann Club)
Source: www.flickr.com Uploaded to Flickr by Michael Studt and tagged with “bertholdblock” and “bernhardantiqua”. License: All Rights Reserved.

Dust jacket for a double edition with the two best-known novels by the mysterious B. Traven, published by by Bertelsmann Club around 1980, under license from Büchergilde Gutenberg. Das Totenschiff was first published in 1926 and, as The Death Ship, in English in 1934. Der Schatz der Sierra Madre (The Treasure of the Sierra Madre) followed a year later, in 1927 and 1935, respectively.

The jacket designer used two typefaces that were popular in Germany in the 1920s: Enge Block and Fette Bernhard-Antiqua, both in all caps. The author’s name is added in some extrabold italic Clarendon. The photo is a still taken from the The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (Warner Bros., 1948) with Humphrey Bogart.

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  • Berthold Block
  • Bernhard-Antiqua
  • Clarendon/Ionic

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