Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Abm. Bixler

Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Abm. Bixler

Item Info

Item No: frk00655
Title: Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Abm. Bixler
Scripts/Text: Roman print; Roman script
Language: English
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; ink

This BOOK is the \ property belonging to \ ABM BIXLER ESQR

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

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. In the upper center of the document is a portrait of a man within an oval frame. The man is wearing a shirt, collar, and coat. The text within a rectangular frame is beneath it. In the upper corners of the document are two angels, one holding a cross and the other with a flag. In the upper center is a sun. In the lower left corner is a man and in the lower right corner is a woman. Both are without clothes and holding a flower in one hand. This bookplate has been removed from the book for which it was made.

David Bixler of Lancaster County and his brother Absolam Bixler (d. 1884) were both artists.  Their father, Abraham Bixler (d. 1847), owned a sawmill in Brecknock Township, Lancaster County. This bookplate may have been made for either Abraham or Absolam Bixler, possibly by either David or Absolam Bixler.  Absolam Bixler, who was in addition to being a potter and woodcarver was also a justice of the peace, may be the most likely owner of this bookplate given the designation of "ESQR" after the Bixler name.

Associated Names: Bixler, David

"David Bixler" 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, p. 106.

Creation Place County: Creation Place Note:Based on design characteristics

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1850
Image Dimensions Width: 17.6 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 655
Creator Name: Anonymous - Decorator
Anonymous - Scrivener

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