Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Johannes Brackter


Item Info

Item No: frkb00050
Title: Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Johannes Brackter
Creation Date: 1/13/1830
Scripts/Text: Fraktur; German script
Language: German
Weiser Number: 849
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Wove paper; watercolor; ink

Dieses \ Harmonische Melodeyen \ Büchlein Gehöret mir \ Johannes Brackter
Sing Schüler in der Hilltaun Schule \ Geschrieben den 13ten Januar 1830


This little harmonious melody book belongs to me, Johannes Brackter, singing student in the Hilltown School. Written on the 13rd of January 1830.

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

N. B. See also FLP Borneman Ms. 50.

N. B. Inscribed on penultimate page in pencil Yoder PA Ger Yoder 50 B-50


Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The text in Fraktur and German script within a square is in the center of the document. On the sides are two treelike leafy flowers within rectangular frames. The bookplate is in the tune book for which it was made.  (PA GER Yoder 50)

This tune book contains tunes numbered to 160.  It is closely related to the tune book made for Johannes Schittinger, one day before this book was made (FLP B-9). 


Associated Names: Schittinger, Johannes
Provenance: Yoder, Levi [?]


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. 138.

Creation Place Town/Township: Creation Place Note:Based on inscription on document
City/Town/Township:Hilltown School, Hilltown Township

Image Dimensions Width: 9 cm
ShelfMark: FLP B-50
Creator Name: [Swirl School Artist (active c. 1829-1871)] - Decorator
[Swirl School Artist (active c. 1829-1871)] - Scrivener


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