Subject is exactly Manuscripts, Medieval--Germany
Leaf 49. "One wonders why this particular manuscript copy on vellum was written some forty years after Antonius Zarotus had printed the first Missal in Milan (1471 A.D.), for, at this time, Missals were frequently reprinted on paper and sold at only a fraction of the cost of a manuscript copy. This bâtarde style of semi-gothic script was the molding force for the fraktur and schwabacher type-faces which dominated German printing for several centuries" (Ege).Original medium: ManuscriptDate: 16th c.
Leaf 44. "This leaf was written in Germany nearly sixty years after the invention of printing by movable type. Its semi-gothic book hand is similar to the type-faces used by the early printers. The numerous contractions and marks of abbreviation have been inserted boldly, but the little strokes which were added to help identify the letters i and u are barely visible" (Ege).Original medium: ManuscriptDate: 15th c.
Leaf 33. "The Missal, written for the convenience of the priests, combined the separate books formerly used in different parts of the service; namely the Oratorium, Lectionarium, Evangeliarium, Canon, and others. Gutenburg, who printed his famous First Bible about the time this manuscript was written, based his type designs on a contemporary book hand similar to this example. The craftsmen who created this manuscript had the difficult problem of writing, inserted rubrics, and large or small colored initials."Original medium: ManuscriptDate: 15th c.
Leaf 10. "The line endings of a fish, elongated or shortened as the space required, and the grinning expression of the fish emblem have in some book circles given these German Psalters the nickname "Laughing Carp" Psalters" (Ege). "The lozenge heads on top of many of the vertical pen strokes are characteristic of German manuscripts."Original medium: ManuscriptDate: 13th c.