Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Catharina Schmidt


Item Info

Item No: frkb00096a
Title: Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Catharina Schmidt
Creation Date: 3/20/1800
Scripts/Text: Fraktur
Language: German
Weiser Number: 722
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: 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.

Category: Bookplate (Bücherzeichen)
Media Type: Manuscripts
Source: 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.

Associated Names: Schmidt, Catharina
Provenance: 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

Image Dimensions Width: 16.6 cm
ShelfMark: FLP B-96a
Creator Name: [Andreas Kolb (1749-1811)] - Decorator
[Andreas Kolb (1749-1811)] - Printer/Publisher


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