Item No: frkb01018
Title: Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Peter Buck
Fraktur; German script
Laid paper; watercolor; ink
Dieses \ Neue Testament gehöret \ Peter Buck \ Wohn Haft in Lower milfort \ Taunschip Bocks Caunty 12 \ ten Aprill im Jahr Anno 1809.
This New Testament belongs to Peter Buck, residing in Lower Milford Township, Bucks County, 12th of April in the year Anno 1809.
Rare Book Department
Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. This bookplate covers two facing pages. In the lower center of the left page is the text in Fraktur and German script. It is flanked by flowers. Above the text are a bird and several flowers, and below it is an undulating, leafy vine with a flower. In the center of the right page is an angel with a flower and a trumpet. Above it is a crown. Below it is an arched border, and in the lower corners are two flowers. Both pages are framed by decorative borders. This bookplate is in Das Neue Testament (Germantaun: Michael Billmeyer, 1808). (PA GER Germantown 1808 B471)
The left-hand bookplate closely resembles one attributed to David Kulp and made for Anna Landes in 1803 (see FLP B-1022). Kulp, or someone who was familiar with his work, may have made this bookplate as well.
Scott Francis Brenner
Cory M. Amsler, ed., Bucks County Fraktur (Kutztown, Pa.: Pennsylvania German Society, 1999), 270-274.
Joel D. Alderfer, " 'David Kulp, His Hand and Pen, Beet it if You Can': The Bucks County Brown Leaf Artist Identified," in Cory M. Amsler, ed., Bucks County Fraktur (Kutztown, Pa.: Pennsylvania German Society, 1999), pp. 151-165.
Creation Place Town/Township:
City/Town/Township:Lower Milford Township
Creation Place Note:Based on inscription on document
Image Dimensions Width:
Anonymous - Decorator
Anonymous - Scrivener