Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Johannes Meier


Item Info

Item No: frkb00072
Title: Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Johannes Meier
Scripts/Text: Fraktur
Language: German
Weiser Number: 692
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; watercolor; ink

Das Testament Gehört Mir.
Johannes \ Meier.
In Donnegal Taunschip, und ich bin in diese \ müh same Welt gebohren, den 25, Tag, \ December 1809. Johannes Meier du ich \ mich Schreiben. an Gottes wort hoffe ich \ zu bleiben, und davon nicht zu weichen ab, \ Biß man mich drägt in daß Grab, Ach \ Gott mein Vatter, mich bewahr, das mir \ nicht übels widerfahr, behüte mich Herr \ Jesu Christ vor allem daß mir Schädlich \ ist, Gott Heiliger Geist, bleib stehts bey \ mir, biß ich in den Himmel komm zu \ dir Amen. \ 1827.

[on reverse, in English]
John Meyers \ Susannah Earhart \ was married the 8 December \ 1831.


This Testament belongs to me, Johannes Meier.
In Donegal Township, and I was born into this troublesome world on the 25th day of December 1809. Johannes Meier I write my name, in God’s word I hope to stay and not to wander from it until I am carried to my grave. O God, my father, protect me so that nothing bad happens to me, preserve me, Lord Jesus Christ, from everything that is harmful. God, Holy Spirit, always remain with me until I come to you in heaven. Amen. 1827

[on reverse, in English]
John Meyers \ Susannah Earhart \ was married the 8 December \ 1831.

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

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The text in Fraktur extends across the entire page.  Below it are two decorative shapes, and small potted flowers are near the top.  The page is framed by a decorative sawtooth or triangular border.  The bookplate is in: Das Neue Testament (Carlisle, PA: Moser und Peters, 1825).     (PA GER Carlisle 1825 B471) 

For other examples, see FLP B-28, B-75, and B-76.

Associated Names: Myers, John
Provenance: Henry S. Borneman


"Lancaster County Bookplate 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, p. 490. 

Creation Place Town/Township: Creation Place Note:Based on inscription on document
City/Town/Township:Donegal Township

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1827
Image Dimensions Width: 16.7 cm
ShelfMark: FLP B-72
Creator Name: [Lancaster County Bookplate Artist (active c. 1826-1828)] - Decorator
[Lancaster County Bookplate Artist (active c. 1826-1828)] - Scrivener

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