Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Jacob Hunsicker


Item Info

Item No: frkb01037
Title: Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Jacob Hunsicker
Creation Date: 1/29/1783
Scripts/Text: Fraktur; German script
Language: German
Weiser Number: 825
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; watercolor; ink

Dieses \ Noten Büchlein \ Gehöret \ Jacob Hunsicker \ Singschüler in der \ Birckenseher Schule \ Geschrieben d 29ten \ Jenner 1783

[along left side]
Sing, bät und geh auf Gottes Wegen

[along right side]
Verricht das deine Nur Getreu


This little note book belongs to Jacob Hunsicker, singing student in the Birckensee [Perkasie] School. Written the 29th of January, 1783.

[along left side]
Sing, pray and walk in God’s ways.

[along right side]
Be faithful in all that you do.

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

N. B. See also FLP Borneman Ms. 23a.


Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The main text in Fraktur and German script within a circle is in the center of the document. Additional text in Fraktur is written along the sides. The item is enclosed by a decorative border. This bookplate is in the tune book for which it was made.  (PA GER Borneman 23a) 

The first tune book of Eyer's to contain a flower. The first part contains Psalm tunes numbered to 30.  After four blank pages, the booklet is filled with tunes numbered to 37.

Associated Names: Hunsicker, Jacob
Provenance: Scott Francis Brenner


"Johann Adam Eyer"  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. 1, pp. 256-260.

Cory M. Amsler, ed., Bucks County Fraktur (Kutztown, Pa.: Pennsylvania German Society, 1999), 256-261.

Mary Jane Lederach Hershey, "The Notenbüchlein Tradition in Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Community Schools," in  Cory M. Amsler, ed., Bucks County Fraktur (Kutztown, Pa.: Pennsylvania German Society, 1999), 115-149.

Creation Place Town/Township: Creation Place Note:Based on inscription on document
City/Town/Township:Perkasie School, Hilltown Township

Image Dimensions Width: 9.2 cm
ShelfMark: FLP B-1037
Creator Name: [Johann Adam Eyer (1755-1837)] - Decorator
[Johann Adam Eyer (1755-1837)] - Scrivener

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