Item No: frkb00049
Title: Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Willhelm Schittinger
Wove paper; watercolor; ink
Das Büchlein Gehert \ Willhelm Schittin= \ ger \ Merz 12 \ 1856
This little book belongs to Willhelm Schittinger, March 12, 1856. W S.
Rare Book Department
N. B. See also FLP Borneman Ms. 54.
Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The text in Fraktur is in the center of the document. It is surrounded by a wide border with a flower on each side and decorative designs on the top and bottom. In the upper corners are two kinds of fruit, including a bunch of grapes and possibly an apple. In the lower corners are the owner’s initials. This fraktur is in the tune book for which it was made. (PA GER Yoder 54)
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).
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Anonymous - Decorator
Anonymous - Scrivener