Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Levi Klein


Item Info

Item No: frkb00077
Title: Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Levi Klein
Creation Date: 12/17/1827
Scripts/Text: Fraktur
Language: German
Weiser Number: 368
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Wove paper; watercolor; ink

Levi Klein, \ sein testament, \ December den 17ten \ 1827.


Levi Klein’s Testament. December 17th, 1827.

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

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The text in Fraktur within a frame is in the upper center of the document. Below it is an urn that is flanked by two flowers. The entire item is framed by a decorative border. This bookplate is in Das Neue Testament (Carlisle, Pa.: Moser und Peters, 1827)  (PA GER Carlisle 1827 B471).

Samuel Bentz was formerly known as the Mount Pleasant Artist.  For other examples, see FLP 406, 437, 560, 589, 676, 677, and B-1019.

Associated Names: Klein, Levi
Provenance: Henry S. Borneman


"Samuel Bentz" 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. 1, pp. 90-93.

Frederick S. Weiser, “Samuel Bentz, the Mount Pleasant Artist,” in Der Reggeboge 20, no. 2 (1986).

Henry S. Borneman, Pennsylvania German Bookplates (Philadelphia: Pennsylvania German Society, 1953); published as frontispiece.

Creation Place County: Region/County:[Lancaster]
Creation Place Note:Based on artist's location

Image Dimensions Width: 16.2 cm
ShelfMark: FLP B-77
Creator Name: [Samuel Bentz (1792-1850)] - Decorator
[Samuel Bentz (1792-1850)] - Scrivener


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