Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Abraham Arnold


Item Info

Item No: frkb01008
Title: Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Abraham Arnold
Creation Date: 3/14/1808
Scripts/Text: Fraktur; German script
Language: German
Weiser Number: 838
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; watercolor; ink

Dieses \ Sing-Noten-büchlein \ gehöret \ Abraham Arnold \ Sing=Schüler in der Hamel= \ toner Schule. Geschri= \ d. 14ten \ März \ 1808


This singing note book belongs to Abraham Arnold, singing student in the Hamilton school. Written the 14th of March 1808.

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

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The main text in Fraktur is in the center of the document. It is surrounded by various flowers, including tulips. IN the upper corners are two birds. Along the lower border is music. The entire item is enclosed in a decorative frame. This bookplate is in the music book for which it was made.

Associated Names: Eyer, Johann Adam
Provenance: Raymond W. Albright


"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.

Earl F. Robacher, “Johann Adam Eyer: ‘Lost’ Fraktur Writer of Hamilton Square,” Pennsylvania Folklife 34, no. 3 (Spring 1985): 102.

Earl F. Robacher, “The Fraktur of Monroe County,” Pennsylvania Folklife 21, no. 1 (Autumn 1971): 2-15.

Frederick S. Weiser, “IAE SD, the Story of Johann Adam Eyer (1755-1837),” in Ebbes fer Alle-Ebber, Ebbes fer Dich (Breinigsville, Pa.: Pennsylvania German Society, 1980), pp. 437-506. 

Creation Place Town/Township: Creation Place Note:Based on inscription on document
Region/County:Northampton [now Monroe]
City/Town/Township:Hamilton School, Hamilton Township

Image Dimensions Width: 10 cm
ShelfMark: FLP B-1008
Creator Name: [Johann Adam Eyer (1755-1837)] - Decorator
[Johann Adam Eyer (1755-1837)] - Scrivener

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