Item No: frkb00096a
Title: Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Catharina Schmidt
Laid paper; watercolor; ink
Dieses Gesang Buch \ GeHöret Mir \ Catharina Schmidt \ Sol dieses buch ver Lohren gehn \ So kan man Hir Mein \ Nahme Sehn
Merz Den 20ten 1800
This hymnal belongs to me, Catharina Schmidt. If this book should become lost, one can see my name here. March the 20th, 1800.
Rare Book Department
Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The text in Fraktur extends across the entire document. The areas around it are decorated with a variety of flowers. In the upper right is a bird. The entire item is framed by a decorative border. This is one of two bookplates in the Reformed hymnal Das neue und verbesserte Gesangbuch (Germantaun, Pa,: Michael Billmeyer, 1799) (PA GER Germantown 1799 G31). The other bookplate, which is in the back of the book, notes the owner's birth date (FLP B-96b). An entry in German script in the back of the book notes that Catharina Schmidt was born in “Ritschland Taunschip,” and that she was married in 1814.
Henry S. Borneman
"Andreas Schwartz Kolb" 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. 453-455.
Henry S. Borneman, Pennsylvania German Bookplates (Philadelphia: Pennsylvania German Society, 1953), published as plate 2.
Mary Jane Lederach Hershey, “Andreas Kolb, 1749-1811,” in The Mennonite Quarterly Review 61, no. 2 (April 1987): 121-192.
Secondary Place Town/Township:
Geographic Coverage Region/County:Bucks
Geographic Coverage City/Town/Township:Richland Township
Geographic Coverage Note:Based on location of birth
Geographic Coverage State/Province:Pennsylvania
Creation Place County:
Region/County:[Montgomery or Bucks]
Creation Place Note:Based on artist's location and location of birth
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[Andreas Kolb (1749-1811)] - Decorator
[Andreas Kolb (1749-1811)] - Printer/Publisher