Saturday, July 14, 2007
Newspaper Publisher's Bookplates
If you are looking for a great book to read, get a copy of Robert Maxwell Israel's Super Spy by Thomas Gordon and Martin Dillon. You will not be able to put it down once you start.
James Edmund Scripps (1835-1906) This bookplate was designed by Albert Kahn and engraved by Edwin Davis French in 1896
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Joseph(1847-1911) and Elinor Pulitzer designed by E.B. Bird
Ralph Pulitzer (1879-1939 ) was married several times and had different bookplates for each wife. This one comes in two sizes and was designed by Rockwell Kent.
William Randolph Hearst (1863-1951) had two sizes of this bookplate. It was designed by William H. Wilke and printed by John Henry Nash
William Maxwell Aitken (1879-1964) (Lord Beaverbrook) used Acheson Batchelor to engrave his bookplate.
Robert R. McCormick (1880-1955) had his bookplate designed by Carl Junge of Oak Park Illinois.
One of the nice things about writing a blog is having the freedom to change directions on impulse.
I was going to write about bookplates from fire departments (this is for real) until I starting reading about Conrad Black's conviction.That got me thinking about all the publishers who used bookplates and putting them all together in one place, in such a way that the posting could be expanded with your comments and input. I will be updating this posting throughout the week.
You are encouraged to submit comments
I can find out though, as I have a friend, who worked on sorting out Maxwell's legacy.
They would know.
I don't have a bookplate myself.