Designed by Elisabeth Friedländer (later: Elizabeth Friedlander) in the early 1930s, following an invitation by Georg Hartmann of Bauer. Originally to be named Friedländer-Antiqua, the typeface had to be renamed to Elisabeth, since Friedländer, a recognisably Jewish name, was inadvisable after Hitler came to power in 1933. [Wikipedia, Hansert] Eventually cut in 1937 [Reichardt] or 1938 [Princeton]. For markets abroad, it was spelled Elizabeth. Comes in two styles, Roman and Italic. Latter has swash alternates for k, z, and several caps.
The digital revival by Andreu Balius [Neufville, 2005] includes most glyphs of the original.