The Fractur-Writings or Illuminated Manuscripts of the Pennsylvania Germans
by Shelley, Donald
Allentown: Pennsylvania German Folklore Society, 1961. Hardcover. VG. Buff cloth with red lettering. viii, 375 pp. 6 color plates and 305 bw ills. Illuminated manuscripts represent an important contribution to American culture, and the author provides a well-researched examination of this early PA German folk art tradition. Extensive chapters on folk art, the history of fraktur, development of the PA German style of illumination, and a summary. Appendices cover illuminators, printers and printing centers. Also includes an extensive bibliography.
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