Paradisisches Wunder-Spiel

Paradisisches Wunder-Spiel

Item Info

Item No: frkm114000
Title: Paradisisches Wunder-Spiel
Scripts/Text: Fraktur typeface
Language: German
Physical Description: 112 leaves
Category: Hymnal
Media Type: Letterpress Prints
Source: Rare Book Department

Printed and manuscript music book with two leaves of manuscript music at the back.

Binding: Quarter leather over specked paper on boards.

Decorated throughout with watercolor flowers and geometric patterns in green and black.

Music is choral in four parts.

The text is printed with a letter press.  The music is by hand: the staves probably rake-ruled; the notes made with some kind of stamp in most likelihood; the stems, rests, clefs, and key signatures added by hand.


Lisa Minardi, "Quill & Brush: An Introduction to Pennsylvania German Fraktur," in Framing Fraktur: Pennsylvania German Material Culture & Contemporary Art, ed. Judith Tannenbaum (Philadelphia: Free Library of Philadelphia, 2015), published on p. 28 as fig. 14. 

Creation Place Town/Township: Region/County:Lancaster

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1754
Image Dimensions Width: 33.3 cm
ShelfMark: FLP Borneman Ms. 114

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