Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Anna Stauffer

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Item No: frkb00090
Title: Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Anna Stauffer
Creation Date: 3/24/1793
Scripts/Text: Fraktur
Language: German
Weiser Number: 869
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; watercolor; ink
Transcription:

Die Zeit geht jeden Tag Vorbey. Wer weiß wie nah das Ende sey.
Dieses schöne Lieder Buch gehöret Anna Staufferin \ Und ihr ist gekauft worden von ihrem \ Vatter Gott zur Ehr und ihr zur lehr! \ Am 24.ten Mertz 1793. Leite du mich \ Lieber Heyland mein, und für mich in dein \ Reich hin ein Haleluja


Translation:

Time goes by every day. Who knows how near the end may be.
This beautiful hymnal belongs to Anna Staufferin, and was bought for her by her father. For God’s glory and her instruction! on the 24th of March 1793. Guide me, dear savior mine, and lead me in your kingdom. Hallelujah.


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

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The text in Fraktur and German script is in the lower half of the document. In the upper center is a tree like flower with two birds. The entire item is framed by a decorative border. This bookplate is in the hymnal Ausbund, Das ist Etliche schöne Christliche Lieder (Germantaun, Leibert und Billmeyer, 1785).   (PA GER Germantown 1785 Au72)

Christian Alsdorff was formerly known as the Earl Township Artist.


Associated Names: Stauffer, Anna
Provenance: Henry S. Borneman

Bibliography:

"Christian Alsdorff"  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. 51-53.


American-German Review (April 1943): published on cover.


David R. Johnson, “Christian Alsdorff, the ‘Earl Township Artist,’” in Der Reggeboge 20, no. 2 (July 1986): 45-59.


Henry S. Borneman, Pennsylvania German Illuminated Manuscripts (Norristown, Pa.: Pennsylvania German Society, 1937), published as plate 31.


John Joseph Stoudt, Early Pennsylvania Arts and Crafts (New York: A.S. Barnes and Co., 1964); published as color plate.



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

Image Dimensions Width: 16.5 cm
ShelfMark: FLP B-90
Creator Name: [Christian Alsdorff (c. 1760-1838)] - Decorator
[Christian Alsdorff (c. 1760-1838)] - Scrivener

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