Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Barbara Hoffman

Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Barbara Hoffman

Item Info

Item No: frk00440
Title: Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Barbara Hoffman
Scripts/Text: Fraktur
Language: German
Weiser Number: 358
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Wove paper; watercolor; ink
Watermark: Five-pointed star

[on left]
Religion und Tugend

[on right]
Dieses \ Gesangbuch \ gehöret \ Barbara \ Hoffmannin \ Leikens Taunschip \ Dauphin County \ im Staat \ Pennsylvania \ 1813.

[On inner leaf]
Mrs. Henry Snyder \ died Nov 27, - 12. M 1906 \ at the age of 71 years


[on left]
Religion and virtue

[on right]
This hymnal belongs to Barbara Hoffmanin, Lykens Township, Dauphin County, in the state of Pennsylvania, 1813.

[On inner leaf]
Mrs. Henry Snyder died Nov 27, - 12. M 1906, at the age of 71 years.

Category: Bookplate (Bücherzeichen)
Media Type: Manuscripts
Source: Rare Book Department

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The fraktur consists of two facing pages. The text on the left page is written on a banner that is wrapped around a heart. The heart is surrounded by a variety of flowers, including a large one in the upper center. Along the upper edge is a swag or curtain. The text on the other page is enclosed within a wreath that is hanging from a bow. The background of this page is decorated by a checked pattern. It is enclosed by a decorative border. The death notice in English in Roman script is penciled on an inner leaf. This bookplate has been removed from the hymnal for which it was made.

Associated Names: Snyder, Henry
Provenance: Henry S. Borneman


“Karl Münch” in Russell D. and Corinne P. Earnest, Papers for Birth Dayes: Guide to the Fraktur Artists and Scriveners (East Berlin, Pa.: Russell D. Earnest Associates, 1997), 2nd ed., vol. 1, pp. 566-568.

Creation Place Town/Township: Creation Place Note:Based on inscription on document
City/Town/Township:Lykens Township

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1813
Image Dimensions Width: 16.4 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 440
Creator Name: [Karl E. Münch (1769-1833)] - Decorator
[Karl E. Münch (1769-1833)] - Scrivener

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