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Item No: frkB00001
Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Rossina Reinwalt
Decorator: Music Teacher Artist, ca. 1792-1793, Probably
Scrivener: Music Teacher Artist, ca. 1792-1793, Probably
County: [Bucks or Montgomery]
Note: Based on design characteristics
Physical Description: Leaf
Dimensions: 10.1 cm x 16.6 cm
Material: Laid paper; watercolor; ink
Media Type: Manuscripts
Scripts/Text: Fraktur; German script
N. B. See also FLP Borneman Ms. 26.
Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The image includes the opened book, with the bookplate on the left and the first page of music on the right. The text in Fraktur and German script within a circle is in the center of the left page. It is flanked on each side by undulating, leafy flowers. The right page is covered with music and lyrics in Fraktur. The entire document is framed by a decorative border. This bookplate is in the tune book for which it was made. (PA GER Borneman 26)
Another tune book by the same artist was made for Christina Kriebel on May 10, 1793.
Hermodlisches \ Melodeye Büchlein Über \ Die bekanste Lieder Im Mar \ burger Gesang buch Verfertiget vor \ Rossina Reinwalt \ Dir zur Ehr [sic, it should be Lehr] und Gott \ zu Ehr geschrieben \ d. 15 October \ 1792
Little harmonious melody book for the best known songs in the Marburg hymnal. Prepared for Rossina Reinwalt, for your instruction and god’s glory. Written the 15th of October 1792.
Henry S. Borneman
Henry S. Borneman, Pennsylvania German Bookplates (Philadelphia: Pennsylvania German Society, 1953), published as plate 19.
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), p. 146.
Weiser Number: 841
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