Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Johannes Bäringer


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Item No: frkb00079
Title: Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Johannes Bäringer
Scripts/Text: Fraktur
Language: German
Weiser Number: 178
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Wove paper; watercolor; ink

Dieses \ Büchlein \ ist das Eigenthum von \ Johannes Bäringer.
Und ist Ihm gekauft worden Ihm zur Lehr, und Gott zur Ehr. Laß die lehre \ dieses Büchleins und dein Herz \ Dich erinnern in Freud \ Leid und in \ Schmerz \ 1839


This little book is the property of Johannes Bäringer.
And it was bought for his instruction and God’s glory. Let the teachings of this little book and your heart come to your mind in joy, suffering and pain. 1839.

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 lower portion of the document. It is surrounded by four flowers. In the upper portion are four intertwined tulips. The entire document is framed by a decorative border. This bookplate is in the Mennonite tract Eine Beschreibung der Neuen Creatur (Doylestown, Pa.: J. Jung, 1838)   (PA GER Doylestown 1838 G716). 

Several examples by this hand are attributed to the school of Jacob Brecht, a schoolmaster in Bucks and Northampton Counties; others refer to this small group as the work of the Haycock Township Artist.  One piece dated 1813 is signed by Brecht; the related works are both dated 1839 and include a combination bookplate and birth record made for Anna Baringer (see Amsler, p. 291), and one made for Aaron Landes (see FLP B-163). 

Associated Names: Brecht, Jacob
Provenance: Henry S. Borneman


"Haycock 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. 1, p. 365.

Cory M. Amsler, ed., Bucks County Fraktur (Kutztown, Pa.: Pennsylvania German Society, 1999), pp. 288-291.

Creation Place Town/Township: Creation Place Note:Based on related examples
City/Town/Township:[Haycock Township]

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1839
Image Dimensions Width: 16.8 cm
ShelfMark: FLP B-79
Creator Name: Anonymous - Decorator
Anonymous - Scrivener


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