Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Conrad Steyer

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Item No: frkb01040
Title: Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Conrad Steyer
Creation Date: 12/18/1772
Scripts/Text: Fraktur
Language: German
Weiser Number: 759
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; watercolor; ink
Transcription:

1856
Conrad \ Steyer \ In Kinsingtaun, den 18ten december \ Anno que Diminy 1772

[penciled in upper right]
1755
 


Translation:

1856
Conrad Steyer in Kensington, the 18th of December, Anno Domini 1772.

[penciled in upper right]
1755
 


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

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The text in Fraktur is in the center of the document. The first letters of the name are written in particularly decorative script. In the upper center is a flower, and in the lower portion of the leaf are several decorative spirals and leaf-shaped patterns. The entire item is enclosed by a decorative border. This bookplate is in a bible whose title page is missing. It was possibly published in Germany.  (PA GER Germany 17--? B471 Oversize)


Associated Names: Steyer, Conrad
Provenance: Henry S. Borneman

Creation Place Town/Township: Region/County:[Philadelphia]
City/Town/Township:Kensington
State/Province:[Pennsylvania]
Creation Place Note:Based on inscription on document

Image Dimensions Width: 38.1 cm
ShelfMark: FLP B-1040
Creator Name: Anonymous - Decorator
Anonymous - Scrivener

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