Item Info

Item No: frk0114701
Title: Hymnal
Scripts/Text: Fraktur
Language: German
Weiser Number: 4
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; watercolor; ink
Watermark: Britannia in a cartouche with crown above and GR below watermark

18. \ Mein Salomo dein freun: 156.
Nun ist der Strick Zeris: 158.
Selig ist der sich entfernet, 163.


My Salomon your friend, 156.
Now the rope has broken, 158.
Blessed is he who removes himself, 163.

Category: Hymnal
Media Type: Manuscripts
Source: Rare Book Department

N.B. See also FLP Borneman Ms. 2.


Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. This fraktur consists is leaf 18 (verso of 18/recto of 19) in a music book that was produced at Ephrata Cloister. On the left are the opening lines of three hymns with music. On the right are music and a drawing of flowers. The book consists of three preliminary leaves, one hundred and forty-one numbered leaves (out of an original one hundred and sixty), one unnumbered leaf, and the printed index of opening lines of the hymns in four unnumbered leaves. The music includes music in four parts and the opening words to a selection of hymns from the Zionitischer Weyrauchs Hügel (The Incense Hill of Zion), published in 1739 by Christoph Saur of Germantown. There is major decoration on the rectos of leaves numbered 19, 24, 30, 38, 58, 61, 88, 90 and 122. Minor decorations can be found throughout the book. Three additional leaves, including verso of 60/recto of 61, verso of 89/recto of 90 and verso of 120/recto of 121, are included in the database as FLP 114702, 114703 and 114704.

Provenance: Henry S. Borneman

Creation Place State/Province: State/Province:Pennsylvania

Image Dimensions Width: 20.5 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 1147

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