Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Abraham Landes


Item Info

Item No: frkb00061
Title: Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Abraham Landes
Creation Date: 9/18/1834
Scripts/Text: Fraktur; German script
Language: German
Weiser Number: 721
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Wove paper; watercolor; ink

Dieses Neue Testament \ Gehöret Mir \ Abraham Landes \ Wohnhaft in Betminster Taunschip Bocks \ Caunty. Geschrieben den 18 ten \ September im Jahr Christi 1834


This New Testament belongs to me, Abraham Landes, residing in Bedminster Township, Bucks County. Written on the 18th of September in the year of Christ 1834.

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

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The text in Fraktur and German script is in the lower portion of the document. Above it is a plant with three flowers and a bird. The entire item is framed by a decorative border. This bookplate is in Das Neue Testament (Philadelphia: Georg W. Menz, 1832).   (PA GER Philadelphia 1832 B471)

Associated Names: Landes, Abraham
Provenance: Levi E. Yoder


"Rockhill Township Artist"  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. 2, pp. 653-654.

"The Rockhill Artist" in  Cory M. Amsler, ed., Bucks County Fraktur (Kutztown, Pa.: Pennsylvania German Society, 1999), pp. 307-309.

Creation Place Town/Township: Region/County:Bucks
City/Town/Township:Bedminster Township
Creation Place Note:Based on inscription on document

Image Dimensions Width: 17.4 cm
ShelfMark: FLP B-61
Creator Name: [Rockhill Artist (active c. 1830-1848)] - Decorator
[Rockhill Artist (active c. 1830-1848)] - Scrivener


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