Item No: frkb00047
Title: Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Rudolph Hoch
Fraktur; German script
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.
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.
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.
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