Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Peter Miller


Item Info

Item No: frkb00091
Title: Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Peter Miller
Creation Date: 5/21/1789
Scripts/Text: Fraktur
Language: German
Weiser Number: 191
Physical Description: Leaf

Dieses schöne Geistreiche Gesang= \ Buch gehöret \ Peter Miller \ dem fleißigen Singer, In Vin = \ cent Taunschip Chester Caunty. Geschr. \ den 21 ten May Annoque Dom. 1789
Des Herren Willen Thun ist Gut und \ billig, Noch Besser aber ist es Thun Den \ Willen Willig Den Willen aber Thun von Hertzen und auch Rein, Das Wird \ Fürwahr das Allerbeste seyn


This beautiful hymnal belongs to Peter Miller, the diligent student in Vincent Township, Chester County. Written the 21st of May, Anno Dom. 1789.
To do the Lord’s will is good and proper; it is even better to do the will willingly, but to do the will from the heart and also purely, that will indeed be the very best.

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

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The text in Fraktur is in the center and lower portion of the document. It is divided into two sections by a border. In the upper center are two angels holding tulips. The item is framed by a decorative border. This bookplate is in the Lutheran hymnal Erbauliche Lieder=Sammlung (Germantaun: Leibert und Billmeyer, 1786).   (PA GER Germantown 1786 Ev 14)

Associated Names: Miller, Peter
Provenance: Henry S. Borneman


"Johann Adam Eyer"  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. 256-260.

Frederick S. Weiser, “IAE SD, the Story of Johann Adam Eyer (1755-1837),” in Ebbes fer Alle-Ebber, Ebbes fer Dich (Breinigsville, Pa.: Pennsylvania German Society, 1980), pp. 437-506. 

Creation Place Town/Township: Creation Place Note:Based on inscription on document
City/Town/Township:Vincent Township

Image Dimensions Width: 16.5 cm
ShelfMark: FLP B-91
Creator Name: [Johann Adam Eyer (1755-1837)] - Decorator
[Johann Adam Eyer (1755-1837)] - Scrivener


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