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Luthersche Schriftgiesserei [Paulus John Christian Egenolff]

One of the oldest type foundries, founded by Paulus John Christian Egenolff (1502-1555), who was a printer in Strasbourg (1528-1530) and later in Frankfurt, where he was the first book printer. After his death, until 1572, his foundry was headed by family members, Magdalena, Barbara and Maria Egenolff. In 1572, punchcutter Jacob Sabon (d. 1580) took over after marrying Judith Egenolff, Christian's only daughter, in 1571. The widow remarries with Konrad Berner, a typefounder. Upon his death in 1606, the foundry is left to his son Hans Berner who dies in 1626. His daughter Katharina Berner takes over and marries Johann Luther in 1629, son of Friedrich Luther and family of Martin Luther. Out of this marriage was born Johann Erasmus Luther (1642-1683), who marries Anna Katharina Hoffmann. Their son is Johann Nikolaus Luther (1662-1740), a lawyer. His son is a doctor in law, Heinrich Ehrenfried Luther (1700-1770), and the latter's son is also a doctor in law, Johann Nikolaus Luther (1732-1805).

The foundry was heavily involved at first in Schwabacher typefaces, such as the Egenolffschen Schwabacher (1500s). Among the Schwabacher typefaces, Johan Enschedé's catalogue mentions Garamond Luther (1678), Gross Petit Luther (1718), Mittel Luther (1678), Cicero Luther (1718), Tertia Luther (1678), Gross Mittel Luther (1718), as well as the Fraktur typefaces Petit Luther (1678), Colonel Luther (1718), Luther (1718), Cicero Luther (1678 and 1718), Gross Cicero Luther (1678 and 1718).

Digitizations include Coelnische Current Fraktur by Dieter Steffmann, Coelnische Current Pro (2016, SoftMaker), and JubiläumsFraktur by Gerhard Helzel.

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file name: enschede/enschede6


file name: Bourgis Schwabacher No1574


file name: Corpus Schwabacher No1575


file name: Egenolsschen Schwabacher


file name: F W Bollinger Portrait of Martin Luther 1812


file name: Dieter Steffmann Coelnische Current Fraktur


file name: Soft Maker Coelnische Current Pro 2016 196884


file name: Soft Maker Coelnische Current Pro 2016 196886


file name: Soft Maker Coelnische Current Pro 2016


file name: Lutherschen Schriftgiesserei Cicero Fraktur No1509


file name: Lutherschen Schriftgiesserei Cicero Fraktur No4226


file name: Lutherschen Schriftgiesserei Grobe Text Fraktur No4230


file name: Lutherschen Schriftgiesserei History


file name: Lutherschen Schriftgiesserei Kleine Kanon Fraktur No25


file name: Lutherschen Schriftgiesserei Mittel Fraktur No1510


file name: Lutherschen Schriftgiesserei Petit Fraktur No1503


file name: Lutherschen Schriftgiesserei Petit Schwabacher No1525


file name: Petit Schwabacher No1533


file name: Tertia Schwabacher No861


file name: Gerhard Helzel Jubilaums Fraktur after Erasmus Luther 1678


file name: Christian Egenolff Bourgis Schwabacher No1526


file name: Christian Egenolff Cicero Schwabacher No1527


file name: Christian Egenolff Cicero Schwabacher No1531


file name: Christian Egenolff Mittel Schwabacher No1528


file name: Christian Egenolff Mittel Schwabacher No1529


file name: Christian Egenolff Text Schwabacher No1532







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