Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) and Birth Record (Geburtsschein) for Maria Hege

Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) and Birth Record (Geburtsschein) for Maria Hege

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Item No: frk01042b
Title: Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) and Birth Record (Geburtsschein) for Maria Hege
Scripts/Text: Fraktur
Language: German
Weiser Number: 181
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Wove paper; watercolor; ink

Gott allein die Ehre. \ Dieses Neue \ Testament \ Ist das Eigenthum von \ Maria \ Hegesin. \ Sie wurde Geboren in Ropho= \ Taunschip, Lancaster Caunty, \ den 23ten Tag April im Jahr, 1820. \ Ihre Eltern sind Peter Hege, und \ seine Ehefrau, Catharina.

[on left]
Heinrich Keyser. \ 1831 


To God alone the glory. This New Testament is the property of Maria Hegesin. She was born in Rapho Township, Lancaster County, on the 23rd day of April in the year 1820. Her parents are Peter Hege and his wife Catharina.

[on left]
Heinrich Keyser. 1831.

Category: Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) and Birth Record (Geburtsschein)
Media Type: Drawings
Source: Rare Book Department

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The fraktur consists of two pages from a book, both of which are framed by decorative borders and decorated by leafy vines with a flower in the upper portion. The main text in Fraktur is on the right side. It is divided into three sections by two borders. On the left side is a bird perched on a leafy tree with flowers. This bookplate has been removed from the book. 

Associated Names: Keyser, Heinrich
Provenance: Henry S. Borneman


"Heinrich Keyser"  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. 441-442.

Creation Place Town/Township: Creation Place Note:Based on location of birth
City/Town/Township:Rapho Township

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1831
Image Dimensions Width: 16.4 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 1042b
Creator Name: Heinrich Keyser (active c. 1810-1856) - Decorator
Heinrich Keyser (active c. 1810-1856) - Scrivener

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