Designed by Rudolf Koch from 1924 on as a type for setting the Bible and originally named Koch Bibel Gotisch [Lawson], Jessen-Schrift was released by Klingspor in 1930. The first use of the type was in printing Die Vier Evangelien (1926).
It pairs a Gotisch lowercase with a Roman uppercase. ‘A’ has a wide top bar, ‘S’ has vertical serifs. There are uncial alternates for ‘E’ and ‘F’. Sizes from 14p up had decorated alternates for ‘D’ and ‘K’. It is named after Peter Jessen (1858–1925).
There are digitzations by Delbanco (DS-Jessen-Schrift, in 2 sizes), Gerhard Helzel (Peter-Jessen-Schrift, in 2 sizes, c.2013) and Ralph M. Unger (Profonts, 2004).