Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Esther Sauder


Item Info

Item No: frkb00132
Title: Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Esther Sauder
Scripts/Text: Fraktur
Language: German
Weiser Number: 797
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Wove paper; watercolor; ink

Dieses Geistreiche \ Lieder buch Gehöret mir \ Esther Sauder \ mir zur Lehr und Gott \ zur Ehr im Jahr \ 1824


This spiritually rich hymnal belongs to me, Esther Sauder. For my instruction and God’s glory, in the year 1824.

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

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The text in Fraktur within an oval frame is on the center of the document. It is topped by a triangle comprised of diamond shapes. In the lower center is a plant topped by two inward facing birds with heart-shaped wings. The entire item is framed by a decorative border. This bookplate is in the Mennonite hymnal Unpartheyisches Gesang=Buch (Lancaster, Pa.: Johann Bär, 1820).   (PA GER Lancaster 1820 Un5)

This bookplate is part of a small group of fraktur associated with Samuel E. Weaver, whose name appears on a related 1824 religious text that may or may not have been made by him.


Associated Names: Weaver, Samuel E.

"Samuel E. Weaver Artist"  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. 2, p. 790.

Henry S. Borneman, Pennsylvania German Bookplates (Philadelphia: Pennsylvania German Society, 1953), published as plate 5.

Creation Place State/Province: Creation Place Note:Based on design characteristics

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1824
Image Dimensions Width: 17.8 cm
ShelfMark: FLP B-132
Creator Name: Anonymous - Decorator
Anonymous - Scrivener

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