Designed by Rudolf Koch from 1924 on as a type for setting the Bible, and originally named Koch Bibel Gotisch [Lawson]. Released by Klingspor in 1930, named after Peter Jessen (1858–1925). First use 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’.
There are digitzations by Delbanco (DS-Jessen-Schrift, in 2 sizes), Gerhard Helzel (Peter-Jessen-Schrift, in 2 sizes, c.2013), Ralph M. Unger (Profonts, 2004), and SoftMaker (Peter-Jessen-Schrift, 2016).