Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Rossina Reinwalt


Item Info

Item No: frkb00001
Title: Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Rossina Reinwalt
Creation Date: 10/15/1792
Scripts/Text: Fraktur; German script
Language: German
Weiser Number: 841
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; watercolor; ink

Hermodlisches \ Melodeye Büchlein Über \ Die bekanste Lieder Im Mar \ burger Gesang buch Verfertiget vor \ Rossina Reinwalt \ Dir zur Ehr [sic, it should be Lehr] und Gott \ zu Ehr geschrieben \ d. 15 October \ 1792


Little harmonious melody book for the best known songs in the Marburg hymnal. Prepared for Rossina Reinwalt, for your instruction and god’s glory. Written the 15th of October 1792.

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

N. B. See also FLP Borneman Ms. 26.


Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The image includes the opened book, with the bookplate on the left and the first page of music on the right. The text in Fraktur and German script within a circle is in the center of the left page. It is flanked on each side by undulating, leafy flowers. The right page is covered with music and lyrics in Fraktur. The entire document is framed by a decorative border. This bookplate is in the tune book for which it was made.  (PA GER Borneman 26)

Another tune book by the same artist was made for Christina Kriebel on May 10, 1793.


Associated Names: Reinwalt, Rossina
Provenance: Henry S. Borneman


Henry S. Borneman, Pennsylvania German Bookplates (Philadelphia: Pennsylvania German Society, 1953), published as plate 19.

Mary Jane Lederach Hershey, "The Notenbüchlein Tradition in Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Community Schools," in Cory M. Amsler, ed., Bucks County Fraktur (Kutztown, Pa.: Pennsylvania German Society, 1999), p. 146.

Creation Place County: Creation Place Note:Based on design characteristics
Region/County:[Bucks or Montgomery]

Image Dimensions Width: 10.1 cm
ShelfMark: FLP B-1
Creator Name: Music Teacher Artist, ca. 1792-1793, Probably - Decorator
Music Teacher Artist, ca. 1792-1793, Probably - Scrivener

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