Item No: frkb00104
Title: Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Esther Kolb
Fraktur; German script
Laid paper; watercolor; ink
Dieses Geist Reiche Gesangbuch Gehört \ Esther Kolbin \ Geschrieben d. 27 ten \ December \ Anno \ 1812
This spiritually rich hymnal belongs to Esther Kolbin. Written on the 27th of December Anno 1812.
Rare Book Department
Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The text in Fraktur and German script within a heart is in the lower center of the document. Above it is a tree-like plant with several leafy stems of tulips. The entire item is framed by a decorative border. This bookplate is in the Mennonite hymnal Die kleine geistliche Harfe (Germantaun: Michael Billmeyer, 1811). (PA GER Germantown 1811 K673)
Henry S. Borneman
"David Kulp" 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. 479-481.
Henry S. Borneman, Pennsylvania German Bookplates (Philadelphia: Pennsylvania German Society, 1953), published as plate 3.
Joel D. Alderfer, " 'David Kulp, His Hand and Pen, Beet it if You Can': The Bucks County Brown Leaf Artist Identified," in Cory M. Amsler, ed., Bucks County Fraktur (Kutztown, Pa.: Pennsylvania German Society, 1999), pp. 151-165.
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[David Kulp (1777-1834)] - Decorator
[David Kulp (1777-1834)] - Scrivener