Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Michael Mayer


Item Info

Item No: frkb00183
Title: Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Michael Mayer
Scripts/Text: Fraktur; German script
Language: German
Weiser Number: 280
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; watercolor; ink

Michael \ Mayer \ Der Jüngere \ Das Leben dieser Zeit ist nur ein Sinnenspiel, \ Der weise mercket diß, drum liebt ers nie zu= \viel. 1752 \ Peter guth bin ich genannt dem Heiligen glauben


Michal Mayer, the younger. Life in this time is only a game of the senses. The wise one notices it and therefore never loves it too much. 1752. Peter Guth is my name, to the holy faith.

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

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The text in Fraktur and German script extends across the entire item. The name is written in particularly prominent letters. This bookplate was made by one of the members of the Ephrata congregation. It is in a Martyr's Mirror or Der Blutige Schauplatz, oder Martyrer Spiegel (Ephrata, Pa.: Drucks und Verlags der Brüderschaft, 1748).   (PA GER Ephrata 1748 B621 Oversize).  For additional bookplates in this volume, see FLP 183a (a birth record for Bernhard Staub) and FLP 183b (an entry for Elizabeth Burkholder).

Associated Names: Staub, Bernhard
Provenance: Henry S. Borneman

Creation Place Town/Township: Creation Place Note:Based on design characteristics

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1752
Image Dimensions Width: 34.5 cm
ShelfMark: FLP B-183
Creator Name: [Ephrata Cloister] - Scrivener
[Ephrata Cloister] - Decorator

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