Item No: frkm109000
Title: La solide devotion ou les-voyes du salut, 1739
cursive, decorated uncials
laid paper, ink, and graphite pencil
Devotional book (Andachtsbüchlein)
Rare Book Department
Fine manuscript on paper.
Binding: Gray linen on boards, green paste-paper endpapers, red leather spine label.
This prayer book has some similarities to earlier Books of Hours. However, it also has parts of the Mass in it (not in Books of Hours). Johan Oosterman, a medieval manuscripts scholar at Radboud University Nijmegen, has a book like this in his personal collection that was handed down in his family.
This book was meant to look like one that was printed via engraving. Engravings at this time were often done in a cursive script, like this book. However, it is undoubtedly a manuscript.
Notes are written on the front pastedown: 1730. Le Fever Family, Lancaster County, PA.
1730 Date on sarcophagus, page 253 name on last page
1741 Date on tombstone page 275.
The book is part of the "Pennsylvania German Manuscripts" collection but this is obviously a manuscript that belonged to a French family living in Lancaster County, PA, and a Catholic family at that.
le Fever, Marie Anne
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FLP Borneman Ms. 109