Item No: frkb00081
Title: Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Catharina Bachman
Fraktur; German script
Laid paper; watercolor; ink
Hör Büchlein waß will Ich dir sagen \ Wann Einer kommt und will dich weg tragen.
so sprich Laß mich Liegen Zu guder Ruh Ich \ [def.] Catharina Bachmanin zu wohn hafft zu \ [def.] In Lancaster Caunty und \ [def.] Pinsilvania, gott gebe her \ [def.] Standt sich darin \ zu Erbauen [def.]
Geschrieben den [def.] uary Im \ Jahr unsers Herrn [def.] 7.
Listen, little book, to what I tell you. When someone comes and wants to carry you away, say, let me lie in good peace. I [belong to] Catharina Bachmanin, residing in [def.] in Lancaster County and [def.] Pennsylvania. God, give her [def., reason?] to be nourished by it [def.] Written on the [def.] of [def., January? February?] in the year of our Lord [def] 7.
Rare Book Department
Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The text in Fraktur and German script covers the upper portion of the document. Below it are three flowers in pots. The entire document is framed by a decorative border. A portion of the text is missing due to a wide tear in the paper. This bookplate is in M. Valentin Wudrians seel. Creutz=Schule (Ephrata, Pa.: Verlag der Brüderschaft, 1762) (PA GER Ephrata 1762 W952).
Henry S. Borneman
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Anonymous - Decorator
Anonymous - Scrivener