Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Elisabeth Niszly

Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Elisabeth Niszly

Item Info

Item No: frk00724
Title: Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Elisabeth Niszly
Creation Date: 2/27/1828
Scripts/Text: Fraktur
Language: German
Weiser Number: 61
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Wove paper; watercolor; ink

Elisabeth Niszly \ 1828 \ 

[in lower right]
New Ephrata February 27th, 1828, \

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

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. In the center of the document is an arch topped by a striped circle. It is by two columns that are topped by striped circles and decorated by with two faces. Beneath the arch is a stylized tree, or flower, within an oval shape. Leafy stems of flowers are next to it as well as in the upper corners of the document. The name and year in Fraktur and a fan-like flower are within the arch. The place and date in Roman script are in the lower right corner.

Associated Names: Niszly, Elisabeth
Provenance: Arthur Sussel


"Samuel Bentz" 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. 90-93.

Frederick S. Weiser, “Samuel Bentz, the Mount Pleasant Artist,” in Der Reggeboge 20, no. 2 (1986).

Richard I. Barons, ed. The Folk Tradition: Early Arts and Crafts of the Susquehanna Valley (Binghampton, NY: Roberson Center, 1982); published as fig. 86.

Creation Place Town/Township: Creation Place Note:Based on inscription on document
City/Town/Township:New Ephrata [now Lincoln]

Image Dimensions Width: 25.4 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 724
Creator Name: [Samuel Bentz (1792-1850)] - Decorator
[Samuel Bentz (1792-1850)] - Scrivener

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