Sunday, July 08, 2007

Jacob Bates Abbott's Bookplate,Bare Ass on a Bear

The image shown above is by Jackson Miles Abbott
This is the bookplate I mentioned last week.The image can be enlarged by clicking on it. Fellow bookplate addict Richard Schimmelpfeng helped me with my research.
Jacob Bates Abbott (1895-1950) was a prolific book illustrator who lived in California and Pennsylvania. His son Jackson Miles Abbott (1920-1988) followed in his father's footsteps and was also an accomplished artist, best known for his bird studies .
I would love to know more about the symbolism on the bookplate.

For those of you who want to find bookplates and ephemera, here are some upcoming east coast events that may interest you.

July 21st - Great Eastern U.S. Antique Advertising Book and Paper Show-Allentown, Pennsylvania (No Web Site) Telephone 610 706 0214

August 4th and 5th -Paper , Book and Ephemera dealers will be setting up at Shupps Grove in Pennsylvania

August 25th -26th- Papermania Plus Hartford Conn. (My favorite East Coast Show)

August 30th-September 2nd - Baltimore Maryland Antique and book show

If you have shows or events you would like listed send the information to

Heads Up-- In October The bookplate Society will have two regional meetings, one in Portland Oregon and one in Washington D.C. Specifics will be posted as soon as they are received.

See you next week.

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