Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Elizabeth Strickler


Item Info

Item No: frkb00157
Title: Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Elizabeth Strickler
Scripts/Text: Roman script
Weiser Number: 174
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Wove paper; watercolor; ink

Elizabeth \ Strickler \ 1828.

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

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The text in Roman script is within a heart in the center of the document. Above and below the heart are flowers, including tulips. The item is framed by a wide border that is filled with flowers, and garlands of flowers. This bookplate is in Introduction to the English Reader (Philadelphia, Pa.: Edwin Scott, 1826).  (CB 1826 M964i) 

Attributed to Johannes S. Hoffman, who made fraktur for families in Berks, Northampton, and Lebanon Counties, PA and is also thought to have later moved to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.

Associated Names: Strickler, Elizabeth
Provenance: Henry S. Borneman


"Johannes S. Hoffman"  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. 403-405.

Creation Place County: Creation Place Note:Based on design characteristics and family name

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1828
Image Dimensions Width: 14.2 cm
ShelfMark: FLP B-157
Creator Name: [Johannes S. Hoffman (active c. 1802-1833)] - Decorator
[Johannes S. Hoffman (active c. 1802-1833)] - Scrivener

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