Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Anna Landes


Item Info

Item No: frkb01050
Title: Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Anna Landes
Creation Date: 5/5/1807
Scripts/Text: Fraktur; German script
Language: German
Weiser Number: 197
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; watercolor; ink

Wie ein blümlein ba= \ ld Vergeht so ist Unser leben \ seht.
Dieses \ Harmonische Melodeyen büchlei \ n \ Gehöret \ Anna Landesin
Geschrieben den 5ten May \ im Jahr 1807 

[along circle]
Lerne Wie du kanst allein \ Singer buch und Tempel seyn


As a little flower soon wilts, so our life is seen.
This little harmonious melody book belongs to Anna Landesin. Written the 5th of May in the year 1807. 

[along circle]
Learn how you alone can be singer, book and temple.

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

N.B. See also FLP Borneman Ms. 33.


Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The main text in Fraktur and German script within a circle is in the center of the document. Two lines in Fraktur are written along each side. The circle is flanked on each side by a leafy flower. In the upper and lower centers are two flowers. The entire document is framed by a decorative border. This bookplate is in the tune book for which it was made.  (PA GER Borneman 33)

The tunes are grouped by the letters of the alphabet.  Many staves are in red with fourteen pages of text only.  Toward the end of the booklet is the date February 18, 1827.

Associated Names: Landes, Anna
Provenance: Brenner, Scott Francis, 1903- 1991


"David Kulp"  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. 479-481.

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.

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 County: Creation Place Note:Based on design characteristics and artist's location

Image Dimensions Width: 9.2 cm
ShelfMark: FLP B-1050
Creator Name: [David Kulp (1777-1834)] - Decorator
[David Kulp (1777-1834)] - Scrivener

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