Sunday, November 18, 2007

Boston Trip/ Roycroft/ Christmas Gift Ideas

This is a scan of the completed dragonfly bookplate by Daniel Mitsui
It was printed by The Ascensius Press I guess this was a Christmas gift to myself because I really did not need another bookplate. On the other hand It gives me great pleasure to own this miniature print by an extremely talented artist.

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I just returned from Boston where I attended a book show on Friday and an ephemera show on Saturday.The Benedict Prieth plate was purchased from Tom Boss . It was designed by Samuel Warner at Roycroft. If you are thinking about a Christmas gift for someone special you may want to contact Tom because he maintains the largest inventory of old bookplates in the U.S. He can sort by country, style, artist or subject. His email is

While I am at it here are some additional Roycroft bookplates. If you want to see more go to They have one section on bookplates of the Hubbard family and another on bookplates by Dard Hunter.

No submissions to the bizarre bookplate contest were received this week. Two more weeks and the contest ends. The winner will receive a bookplate by Jessie M. King. Send your submissions to
I have some duplicate bookplates for sale on Ebay If you look for the words advanced search and search by seller name, enter Bookplatemaven to see some of the treasures I have listed.
Have a nice holiday and I will see you next week.

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