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Early American printers amplified messages by setting them in type, adding decorative borders and other ornamental devices, and printing them as single sheets called broadsides. Flying Leaves and One-Sheets explores eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Pennsylvania German broadsides, including examples of fraktur (illuminated sheets). For almost two centuries, German- and English-language broadsides circulated among Pennsylvania Germans and their descendants throughout Pennsylvania, western Maryland, the Shenandoah Valley, Ohio, and beyond. This book provides a sampling of broadsides made for the Pennsylvania German subculture, often referred to as "Pennsylvania Dutch."
The 134 illustrations in Flying Leaves and One-Sheets demonstrate the typographical skills of German-language printers in North America from the mid 1750s to 1876. Selected for graphic appeal, range of subject matter, and historic interest, these broadsides show the attitudes and literary appetites of Pennsylvania Germans as expressed in printed matter. Known for their love of color and decoration, Pennsylvania Germans often hand-illuminated broadsides so that many are classified as fraktur. Flying Leaves and One-Sheets will appeal to readers in Pennsylvania German visual arts, culture, and history.
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Book Description Oak Knoll Pr, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: New. Ships M-F. New copy. We protect your purchase with damage-resistant double-layer bubble-wrap packaging where possible. Your purchase helps fund small charities in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana. *Our delivery standard: order received by 2PM Eastern US time goes out by 4:30 PM M-F. Seller Inventory # 141211002
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Book Description Oak Knoll Press, New Castle, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: New. First Edition.. 352 pages. Hardcover. New book. WRITING. This work is a well-illustrated history of the Pennsylvania German printing traditions as represented by over 130 of their broadsides and fraktur specimens. Printing in both German fraktur (black letter) and English, these intrepid early printers produced thousands of flyers, posters, and instructional pieces in varieties so extensive as to defy categorization. Their legal documents, such as marriage, baptism, and birth certificates, with their colorfully primitive motifs and borders, are highly collected today. However, their other works are also explored and explained in this ground-breaking work. More than 130 color and black & white works are illustrated in detail with dates, printers and purpose. Edward Rosenberry said in a review that "The first step in the recovery and understanding of a cultural heritage is to collect surviving evidence and arrange it in a systematic way for interpretation. Flying Leaves and One-Sheets starts that process. Readers of this book will gain insight into the folk-ways of the Pennsylvania German ethnic group and the impact it exercised upon American culture before 1876. This work introduces Pennsylvania German broadsides to the American public. It is a scholar's treat and a pleasure for all who look within." (Key Words: Broadsides, Flying Leaves, One-Sheets, Corinne Earnest, Russell Earnest, Pennsylvania Germans, Edward L. Rosenberry, Printing, Writing, Fraktur, German Language, Legal Documents, Baptismal Certificates). book. Seller Inventory # 45428X1