Item No: frk00240
Title: Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Ephraim Detweiler
Fraktur; German script
Wove paper; watercolor; ink
Ephraim De= \ tweiler \ Sein Buch Ge= \ schrieben \ den 13 \ Marz \ 18 \ 57
Geschrieben in Bedminster Taun= \ schip bocks Caunty \ Anno Domini 1857 M. M. \ N. O.
Ephraim Detweiler his book, written the 13th of March 1857
Written in Bedminster Township, Bucks County, Anno Domini 1857, M. M., N. O.
Rare Book Department
Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The bookplate is divided into two unequal parts, with the upper portion filling about five sixths of the item. In the upper part is the name and date within a heart, which is flanked and topped by a profusion of leafy flowers. Additional text, in German script, is in the lower portion of the bookplate. The entire item is framed by a decorative border, with scallops at the top. The initials N. O. are written in the lower border.
A similar bookplate was made for Ephraim Detweiler in 1856 by the S.F. Artist (See FLP 441); this bookplate appears to be a copy of that one by a different hand.
“The S.F. and Stover Artists” in Cory M. Amsler, ed., Bucks County Fraktur (Kutztown, Pa.: Pennsylvania German Society, 1999), pp. 320-322.
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Creation Place Note:Based on inscription on document
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Anonymous - Decorator
Anonymous - Scrivener