Original leaves illustrating evolution of "black letter" types. (Book, 1450) [WorldCat.org]
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Original leaves illustrating evolution of "black letter" types.

Author: Otto F EgeJohann MentelinJohann BämlerNicolas JensonAnton KobergerAll authors
Publisher: [1450-1517]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Latin
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Genre/Form: Specimens
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Otto F Ege; Johann Mentelin; Johann Bämler; Nicolas Jenson; Anton Koberger; Johann Froben; Johann Schönsperger; Nicholas, of Lyra; Bonaventure, Saint Cardinal; Catholic Church.
OCLC Number: 717484985
Notes: Title from cover of portfolio.
Collected and annotated by Otto F. Ege.
Items [2-6] and [8] in the 2nd set are from the same works as items [2-6] and [8] in the 1st set.
Six leaves in Latin, one in Middle High German, and one in German.
No two sets are identical; each set contains leaves from eight separate works.
Label on verso of front cover of portfolio identifies printer, date, and details of types: [1]. Manuscript, 1450, pointed Gothic prototype. [2]. Mentelin, 1472, fere-humanistica type. [3]. Baemler, 1473, first purely German type. [4]. Jenson, 1476, rotunda type. [5]. Koberger, 1483, Schwabacher type. [6]. Froben, 1495, first nonpareil Gothic type. [7]. Manuscript, 1500, bâtarde book hand. [8]. Schonsperger,1517, first Fraktur type.
Descriptions of text of the selected leaves are from labels attached to the mattings or from manuscript annotations at the foot of the mattings: [1]. Missal on a vellum leaf. [2]. Postilla super Psalterium of Nicholas of Lyra. [3]. Dialogues of Pope Gregory IX. [4]. Selections from Luke in the first Jenson Bible. [5]. Soliloquium of St. Bonaventure. [6]. Selections from Exodus from a Froben poor man's Bible. [7]. Missal on a vellum leaf. [8]. Teuerdank.
Items [1] and [7], the two manuscripts in the 1st set, are shelved separately in the Lilly Library with another set, Fifty original leaves from medieval manuscripts Western Europe XII-XVI centuries, compiled also by Otto F. Ege. Nos. [1] and [7] are from the same manuscripts as nos. [33] and 49] in the Fifty original leaves set. These two items do not appear in the 2nd set.
Description: [2] sets in portfolios ([8] mounted leaves in each set) ; 49 cm.
Other Titles: Type evolution, Gothic : eight original leaves, manuscript and printed, showing the evolution and interrelation of the Gothic book hands and Gothic ("blackletter") types
Eight original leaves, manuscript and printed, showing the evolution and interrelation of the Gothic book hands and Gothic ("blackletter") types
Bible.
Bible.
Teuerdank.

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