Sunday, November 12, 2006

Feel Good Cookies , H.G. Wells & Carolyn Wells


I had over 4,ooo site visitors this week and was mentioned on the same day by a religious site and a porno blog. My friend Terry suggested that it sounded like One foot in Heaven and one foot in Hell. I was tempted to use that phrase as my headline but opted for something completly different.

Let me first of all explain that I have the pack rat gene and not only did I inhale in the sixties but I kept some of the ephemera .The label shown above was used on "feel good" cookies.This may be the only one that still exists. I am feeling good this morning not because I have a stash of forty year old cookies but because I am leaving for New England where I will looking for bookplate treasures .

H. G. Wells had a bookplate which is a label with an ornamental border. It is described by Brian North Lee on page 28 in London Bookplates : From the Library of H. C. Wells at 13 Hanover Terrace regent's Park London 1947 (with facsimile signature).

Several years ago I obtained an H. G. Wells bookplate quite different from the one described above.I called Brian North Lee for enlightenment but he was unfamiliar with it.There are two explanations: either it is an unrecorded plate or it is an honorarium plate. A bookplate designed by an artist without the consent or knowledge of the owner. More research needs to be done.

Carolyn Wells, the American author of children's literature used two bookplates that I know of and they are illustrated above.

That's all for now. I have to catch a train to Boston.


Son of a Junkie said...

I have a different label for those cookies, will email you the label.

Holly said...

Just found your blog by accident, very interesting! I just thought I'd let you know that the little cross-legged Imp in the Carolyn Wells bookplate is called the Lincoln Imp. I'm from Lincolnshire, England and it's the symbol for the county as he is part of a county legend! You can find more info at