Item No: frkb00007
Title: Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Ludwig Beck
Fraktur; German script
Laid paper; watercolor; ink
Dieses \ Sing=Noten=büchlein \ gehört \ Ludwig Beck
Sing Schüler In der \ Ober=Maunt=Betheler Schule \ Geschrieben d. 2ten \ März 1797
This little singing note book belongs to Ludwig Beck, singing student in the Upper Mount Bethel School. Written the 2nd of March 1797.
Rare Book Department
N. B. See also FLP Borneman Ms. 27.
Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The text in Fraktur and German script within a circle is in the center of the document. It is surrounded by several leafy stems of flowers, including tulips. The entire document is framed by a decorative border. Across the bottom are musical notes. This bookplate is in the tune book for which it was made. (PA GER Borneman 27)
Eyer, Johann Adam
Henry S. Borneman
Henry S. Borneman, Pennsylvania German Bookplates (Philadelphia: Pennsylvania German Society, 1953), published as plate 20.
"Johann Adam Eyer" 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. 256-260.
Lisa Minardi, "Quill & Brush: An Introduction to Pennsylvania German Fraktur," in Framing Fraktur: Pennsylvania German Material Culture & Contemporary Art, ed. Judith Tannenbaum (Philadelphia: Free Library of Philadelphia, 2015), published on p. 40 as fig. 27.
Creation Place Town/Township:
Creation Place Note:Based on inscription on document
City/Town/Township:Upper Mount Bethel School
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[Johann Adam Eyer (1755-1837)] - Decorator
[Johann Adam Eyer (1755-1837)] - Scrivener