Item No: frkb00089
Title: Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Sara Rossenberger
Fraktur; German script; Roman script
Laid paper; watercolor
Dieses Schöne \ Gesang Buch Gehöret \ Sara Rossenberger \ Soll dies Buch verlohren \ gehn So kan mann hir Mein \ nahme sehn, geschrieben Den 8the \ November im Jahr \ anno 1785.
Franconia Township \ Montgomery County \ dem 8. November 1785.
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S R 1785
This beautiful hymnal belongs to Sara Rossenberger. If this book should become lost, one can see my name here. Written November 8 in the year anno 1785. Franconia Township, Montgomery County, the 8th of November 1785.
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S R 1785
Rare Book Department
Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The main text in Fraktur is within a circle in the center of the document. Additional text in Roman script is below it. In the four corners are tulips, and in the upper center is a flower with a face and two birds. This bookplate is in the hymnal Ausbund, das ist Etliche schöne Christliche Lieder (Germantaun: Leibert und Billmeyer, 1785). (PA GER Germantown 1785 Au 72) Sara Rossenberger (1765-1849) was the daughter of Henry and Barbara (born Oberholtzer) Rossenberger; she married Philip Swartley.
Henry S. Borneman
Mary Jane Lederach Hershey, “Andreas Kolb, 1749-1811,” in The Mennonite Quarterly Review 61, no. 2 (April 1987): 121-192; published as plate 10.
Mary Jane Lederach Hershey, This Teaching I Present: Fraktur from the Skippack and Salford Mennonite Meetinghouse Schools, 1747-1836 (Intercourse, PA: Good Books, 2003); published as plate 39 on p. 92.
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[Andreas Kolb (1749-1811)] - Decorator
[Andreas Kolb (1749-1811)] - Scrivener