Item No: frkb00077
Title: Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Levi Klein
Wove paper; watercolor; ink
Levi Klein, \ sein testament, \ December den 17ten \ 1827.
Levi Klein’s Testament. December 17th, 1827.
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.
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.
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[Samuel Bentz (1792-1850)] - Decorator
[Samuel Bentz (1792-1850)] - Scrivener