Black Letter Press is a small independent publisher located close to Hannover in Northern Germany, founded by Alice and Claudio Rocchetti in 2018 in Turin, with the publication of Giambattista della Porta's Natural Magick.
We specialise in the revival of rare and antique books on a broad range of topics, including the sciences and history of science, poetry, occult philosophy, art, curious and unusual literature, and more.
We produce unique artefacts whose design, typography and paper are carefully chosen, and which combine with traditional printing and binding techniques to create wonderful books. We believe the works we curate deserve to be presented in a form worthy of their merits, and also see our work as a homage to the traditional publishing arts of a more elegant time; all our works are designed in-house, with a strong emphasis on typography, and we work with artisans from around the world to form our distinctive aesthetic.
For many of our books, we work side-by-side with translators who explore the depths of these historical Latin, French or Italian texts, shedding new light on old books.
Our mission is to do these historical texts justice, publishing books which are fine and beautiful, yet remaining affordable and accessible.