Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Anna Landes


Item Info

Item No: frkb01022
Title: Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Anna Landes
Creation Date: 5/22/1803
Scripts/Text: Fraktur; German script
Language: German
Weiser Number: 836
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; watercolor; ink

Dieses \ büchlein gehöret \ Anna Landesin \ Geschrieben in Beedminster \ Taunschip Bucks County \ 22ten May im Jahr unsers H. 1803.
lust und lieb zu einem ding \ Macht alle müh und arbeit g’ring


This little book belongs to Anna Landesin. Written in Bedminster Township, Bucks County, th 22nd of May in the year of our L[ord] 1803.
Desire and love for something make all effort and work small.

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

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The text in Fraktur and German script is in the lower portion of the document. It is topped by an arched border. Above it are a bird and several flowers. The entire item is framed by a decorative border. This bookplate is in the catechism Christliches Gemüths=Gespräch (Germantaun, Michael Billmeyer, 1790).  (PA GER Germantown 1790 R676)


See FLP B-1018 for a related bookplate made for Peter Buck.

Associated Names: Landes, Anna
Provenance: Henry S. Borneman


Cory M. Amsler, ed., Bucks County Fraktur (Kutztown, Pa.: Pennsylvania German Society, 1999), published as fig. 236; see pp. 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.

Lisa Minardi, "Quill & Brush: An Introduction to Pennsylvania German Fraktur," in Framing Fraktur: Pennsylvania German Material Culture & Contemporary Art, ed. Judith Tannenbaum (Philadelphia: Free Library of Philadelphia, 2015), published on p. 41 as fig. 29. 

Creation Place Town/Township: Region/County:Bucks
City/Town/Township:Bedminster Township
Creation Place Note:Based on inscription on document

Image Dimensions Width: 13.4 cm
ShelfMark: FLP B-1022
Creator Name: [David Kulp (1777-1834)] - Decorator
[David Kulp (1777-1834)] - Scrivener

View other associated items