Two Languages, Two Typefaces

Auslegung der heiligen Messe.
[Nuremberg: Friedrich Creussner, not after 1482]. (06090)

This anonymous fifteenth-century treatise on the Mass ceremony contains two texts printed in two distinct typefaces: quotations from the Latin liturgy printed with a tall Gothic font in the style that often was used in Missals and other liturgical books, and the German explanation of the Mass printed with a smaller rounded font that generally was used for non-sacred texts.

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Two Languages, Two Typefaces