Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Rudolph Hoch


Item Info

Item No: frkb00047
Title: Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Rudolph Hoch
Creation Date: 5/3/1808
Scripts/Text: Fraktur; German script
Language: German
Weiser Number: 764
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; watercolor; ink

Rudolph Hoch \ Sein Noten Buch Geschrieben den \ 3ten Mey im Jahr unsers Herrn 1808


Rudolph Hoch’s notebook. Written the 3rd of May in the year of our Lord 1808.

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

N. B. See also FLP Borneman Ms. 34. 


Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The text in Fraktur and German script is in the upper center of the document. The name is written in particularly prominent letters that are decorated with calligraphic spirals. The text is framed on the top and bottom by several lines. This bookplate is in the tune book for which it was made.  (PA GER Yoder 34)

This tune book has an unusual arrnagement.  The tunes extend across both pages when the book is opened flat.  There are 3 tunes on each page instead of the customary 4.  The G cleft sign commonly used in 20-century hymns is an atypical symbol used in this booklet.

Associated Names: Hoch, Rudolph
Provenance: Levi E. Yoder


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. 141.

Creation Place County: Creation Place Note:Based on related examples

Image Dimensions Width: 9.5 cm
ShelfMark: FLP B-47
Creator Name: Anonymous - Decorator
Anonymous - Scrivener


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