Heroes and Heroines
"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.