Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Hanna Wolf


Item Info

Item No: frkb01026
Title: Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Hanna Wolf
Scripts/Text: Fraktur
Language: German
Weiser Number: 783
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Wove paper; watercolor; ink

dieses Gesangbuch \ Gehört mir \ Hanna Wolf \ mir zur Lehr und Gott \ zur Ehr \ die Engel in dem Höch= \ sten Tron Loben Gott und \ Gottes Sohn Hallelui


This hymnal belongs to me, Hanna Wolf, for my instruction and God’s honor. The angels at the highest throne praise God and God’s son. Hallelujah.

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

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The bookplate on wove paper is pasted inside the front cover. The text in Fraktur covers the lower portion of the document. Above it is an angel with a trumpet. The item is framed by a decorative border. This bookplate is in M. Valentin Wudrians seel. Creutz=Schule (Ephrata, Pa.: Drucks u. Verlags der Brüderschaft, 1762)  (PA GER Ephrata 1762 W952).  An additional inscription dated September 25, 1765, identifies Samuel Weyli as the owner.


The angel with trumpet motif relates closely to ones drawn by Johann Adam Eyer and other artists working primarily in Bucks County.  See Amsler, pp. 256-265.

Associated Names: Wolf, Hanna
Provenance: Henry S. Borneman


Cory M. Amsler, ed., Bucks County Fraktur (Kutztown, Pa.: Pennsylvania German Society, 1999).

Secondary Place Town/Township: Geographic Coverage State/Province:Pennsylvania
Geographic Coverage City/Town/Township:Ephrata
Geographic Coverage Note:Based on location of printshop
Geographic Coverage Region/County:Lancaster

Creation Place State/Province: Creation Place Note:Based on design characteristics

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1820
Image Dimensions Width: 15.4 cm
ShelfMark: FLP B-1026
Creator Name: Anonymous - Decorator
Anonymous - Scrivener


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