Item No: frkb00132
Title: Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Esther Sauder
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.
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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.
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.
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Anonymous - Decorator
Anonymous - Scrivener