Double bookplate for hymnal with three-heart design, red, yellow, and black floral designs.
Dimensions in Inches
6 3/4 x 6 1/2
Watercolor and ink on laid paper
Drawn, Hand lettered
hearts, tulips, flowers
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Ursinus College Library Special Collections and the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art
Pennsylvania Folklife Society
Fraktur lettering, German script
Dieses Gesangbuch Gehöret Mir/Catharina Espensched/zu/ O wie seelig ist die [S]eele Die die lampe zuge=/richt, Daß es ihr da ni[ch]t am öle, wenn der/bräutigam kommt g[e]bricht! Daß ist eine/kluge Braut, die [d]arauf weils zeit/ist schaut: Die [w]ird alsdann/wohl bestehen, und zur/Himmels=Freude/geh[e]n/189 [Left heart] Singet und/spielet Dein/HERRN/in eurem Herzen [Right heart] Lobet Den/HErrn alle hei=/den Preiset/ihn alle/völker
This songbook belongs to me, Catharina Espensched. Oh how peaceful is the soul that prepares the lamp, that it does not lack oil, when the bridegroom comes! That is a clever bride, that sees to it while [there] is time. She will then pass the test well, and go to heaven’s joy. 1819. [Left heart] Sing and play [for] your LORD in your hearts. [Right heart] Honor the Lord all heathens, praise him all people.
Minardi, Lisa. Roots: Ursinus College and the Pennsylvania Germans (Trappe, Pa.: Historic Trappe, 2019). p. 100, fig. 3.75.
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