Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Catharina Schäffer

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Item No: frkb01053
Title: Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Catharina Schäffer
Scripts/Text: Fraktur; Roman script
Language: German
Weiser Number: 51
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; watercolor; ink
Transcription:

Dieses theure Biebel Buch \ Wurde mir \ Catharina Schäffern \ Von meinem Vater \ Henrich Schäffer, zu Schäfferstatt, \ Heidelberg Taunschip, Dauphin County, Pensylvanien Stat \ Im Jahr des Herrn, Ein Tausend Siebenhundert und Acht und Neunzig \ erkaufet

[in upper wreath]
Wer täglich Gottes \ Wort, liest, hört, betrachtet, \ übt: Der zeuget mit der That \ daß er Gott selber liebt \ Denn: Die Biebel \ ist das Buch, Der Bücher \ all auf Erden

[in lower wreath]
Rührt dich ein Biebel \ Spruch, so ruff ihn dir zum \ Glüke, des Tages in dein Hertz \ Im Stillen oft zurücke.
 


Translation:

This valuable Bible book was bought for me, Catharina Schäffer, from my father Henrich Schäffer in Schaefferstown, Heidelberg Township, Dauphin County, state of Pennsylvania, in the year of the Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety eight. 

[in upper wreath]
Whoever reads, hears, meditates, practices God’s word daily shows with his deeds that he loves God. For, the bible is the book of books on earth.

[in lower heart]
If a bible verse moves you, then recall it often to your happiness one day in the quiet of your heart.
 


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

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The main text in Fraktur is in the center of the document. Additional text in Fraktur is in a wreath below the text, and in a wreath above it. The upper wreath is decorated with two ribbons as well as a garland of flowers. The wreath is suspended from a decorative border with a vase with flowers. This bookplate is in Biblia (Basel, Switzerland: Verlag Emanuel Thurneysen, 1778).  (PA GER Basel 1778 B471 Oversize)


Associated Names: Schäffer, Henrich
Provenance: Henry S. Borneman

Bibliography:

"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. 2, pp. 566-568.



Creation Place Town/Township: Region/County:Dauphin [now Lebanon]
City/Town/Township:Schaefferstown, Heidelberg Township
State/Province:Pennsylvania
Creation Place Note:Based on inscription on document

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1798
Image Dimensions Width: 39 cm
ShelfMark: FLP B-1053
Creator Name: [Karl E. Münch (1769-1833)] - Decorator
[Karl E. Münch (1769-1833)] - Scrivener

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