Item No: frkb01015
Title: Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Alfred Sheidy
Wove paper; watercolor; ink
Rare Book Department
Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The text in Roman print is in the center of the document. It is flanked by two tulips. Above the text are four roses, and below it are two birds on small tree-like plants. This bookplate is in the bilingual (German-English) Neue Testament / New Testament (New York: American Bible Society, 1859). (PA GER New York 1859 B471). For a similar booplate by the same artist, see FLP B-1016. See also FLP 394, 1045, and 1132.
Scott Francis Brenner
"Late Berks County 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, pp. 501-502.
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[Late Berks County Artist (active c. 1830-1865)] - Decorator
[Late Berks County Artist (active c. 1830-1865)] - Scrivener