Heroes and Heroines

Catalogue No. 13, 2017

"Volksbücher" – prose novels in late medieval society

Folio, 199 pages, cloth-bound, 135 full-page colour illustrations, texts in English

 

This catalogue is dedicated to German Volksbücher. One manuscript and thirty-nine early printed books include popular epic stories of heroes and heroines, prose romances, and fables. These editions served for entertainment and education in their time, and – richly illustrated with woodcuts – are entertaining still today.

 

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