Item No: frkb01016
Title: Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Sarah Gicker
Wove paper; watercolor; ink
Sarah Gicker \ Bern June 9, 1856.
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. The image is arranged vertically. This bookplate is in the catechism Hübner’s Biblische Historien (Philadelphia: Georg W. Mentz und Sohn, 1839). (CB 1839 H87h). For a similar booplate by the same artist, see FLP B-1015. See also FLP 394, 1045, and 1132.
Levi E. Yoder
"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