Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Ludwig Beck


Item Info

Item No: frkb00007
Title: Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Ludwig Beck
Creation Date: 3/2/1797
Scripts/Text: Fraktur; German script
Language: German
Weiser Number: 199
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: 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.

Category: Bookplate (Bücherzeichen)
Media Type: Manuscripts
Source: 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)

Associated Names: Eyer, Johann Adam
Provenance: 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

Image Dimensions Width: 10.2 cm
ShelfMark: FLP B-7
Creator Name: [Johann Adam Eyer (1755-1837)] - Decorator
[Johann Adam Eyer (1755-1837)] - Scrivener

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