Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Georg Weissel

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Item No: frkb00118
Title: Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Georg Weissel
Scripts/Text: Fraktur
Language: German
Weiser Number: 762
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; ink
Transcription:

G W
Lust und Lieb zu einem Ding, Mach [def.] Und Arbeit gering.
Dieses Buch gehöret \ Georg \ Weissel
 


Translation:

GW
Desire and love for a thing make [effort?] and work easy.
This book belongs to Georg Weissel.
 


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

Hand-drawn; hand-lettered. The text in Fraktur is on the lower portion of the document. Above it are a bird and a tulip. This bookplate is in Das Neue Testament (Germantaun: Michael Billmeyer, 1795).  (PA GER Germantown 1795 B471)

Attributed to schoolmaster Johann Adam Eyer.  For a finished example with related inscriptions, see Amsler, p. 258.


Associated Names: Weissel, Georg
Provenance: Henry S. Borneman

Bibliography:

Cory M. Amsler, ed., Bucks County Fraktur (Kutztown, Pa.: Pennsylvania German Society, 1999), pp. 256-261.



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

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1795
Image Dimensions Width: 14.9 cm
ShelfMark: FLP B-118
Creator Name: [Johann Adam Eyer (1755-1837)] - Decorator
[Johann Adam Eyer (1755-1837)] - Scrivener

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