Sunday, March 25, 2007

Newsworthy Bookplate Events/Liverpool Manure Company

CLICK On Image To Enlarge - Unusual English bookseller's trade card/bookplate recently purchased .Circa 1740 ,engraved by J. Haynes, York
This has nothing to do with bookplates but who can resist buying a blotter from the Liverpool Manure Company. My son Steven and I were at a paper show in London several years ago and this was one of my favorite purchases.

I look forward to receiving my copy of Fine Books & Collections every other month and make a point of reading it from cover to cover. The striking photo above is on page 4 of the March/April issue. The owner of this "permanent exlibris" writes " I am extremely passionate about books" and "reading, collecting, talking about,buying, and searching for books consumes my days"

Rochester New York

The University of Rochester Library is currently holding a bookplate exhibit. The department will be closed during parts of the summer because of construction so it would be best to call or write ahead to make an appointment. Here is the contact information:

Mary M. Huth

Assistant Head

Department of Rare Books and Special Collections

University of Rochester Library

Rochester N. Y. 14627-0055

Tel. 585 275 9338

Boston , Mass.

About 15 bookplate fans showed up for first bookplate society regional meeting.It is always a delight to meet with kindred spirits , some of whom I only knew by Ebay nicknames . The first two hours were spent getting acquainted and exchanging duplicates.

A similar meeting is scheduled for Portland Oregon in several months and as details are received they will be posted on the blog. You do not have to be a member to attend but if your enjoy the blog I would encourage you to join.

If you plan to visit Boston here is the contact information for two booksellers who currently have a nice selection of bookplates for sale.

Tom Boss /Fine Books (the largest and most diverse bookplate inventory in the U.S.)

Tel 781 431 2037

The Book& Tackle Shop ( Currently has a world class collection of nautical bookplates)

Bernard L.Gordon

617 965 0459

New York City

The New York Antiquarian Book Fair will be held April 20-22 at the Park Ave Armory.

Tom Boss (mentioned above) will be bringing a nice selection of 18th century American bookplates. At the same time , the Westside Book Loft show will take place so you will have a busy weekend finding treasures..

San Miguel de Allende,Guanajuato Mexico

From February 25-28 2009 an Inter American bookplate convention is being planned.Details are sketchy right now but stay tuned. I have every intention of attending and expect a significant turn out.

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