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BOOKPLATE -

Bookplate for Anna Geissinger of Upper Saucon, dated January 27, 1803, unsigned, on the front flyleaf of a copy of the 1790 edition of the Mennonite catechism Christliches Gemüths-Gespräch (Germantown: Michael Billmeyer). The ownership text is a mix of fraktur lettering, English and German script. The fraktur lettering alternates red and black lines. The text is highlighted with yellow, red and green, with green leaves and small flowers. At the top is a flower growing horizontally out of a calligraphic swirl.

TUNEBOOK, MANUSCRIPT -

Manuscript Notenbüchlein (tune booklet) with blue paperboard covers. Contains bookplate: "Noten Buchlein \ Uber die bekanteste Lie- \ der gehöret \ Anna Geissinger \ Upper Saucon \ Township Northam- \ ton County \ Dated februa. \ den 22ten \ 1798 [Tune booklet for the best known songs. Belongs to Anna Geissinger, Upper Saucon Township, Northampton County. Dated the 22nd of February 1798]". The ownership inscription is in a mix of fraktur lettering, English and German script, with the name in large red fraktur. The text is inside a large central medallion colored red, blue and yellow, with symmetrical flowers growing out of it, colored the same. The motto: "Lerne Wie Du knast allein \ Singer B

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BOOKPLATE - FRAGMENT

Bookplate (fragment) for Anna Geissinger of Upper Saucon, dated February 28, 1804, unsigned, loose in the front of a copy of the 1803 edition of the Mennonite hymnbook Kleine Geistliche Harfe der Kinder Zions (Germantown: Michael Billmeyer). The ownership text is fraktur lettering, filled with pink-red, yellow and blue, followed by an possessive verse and the date in German script. The text is in a decorative multicolored frame and surrounded by multicolored leaves and flowers in a basically symmetrical pattern. The bottom quarter of the plate is missing. The book also contains the name "George" inside the front cover (in English script) [this was Anna's husband, George Clemmer], and birth re