Sunday, August 26, 2007
Where is Temple Emanuel ?
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Sunday, August 19, 2007
More Unusual Bookplates and Random Thoughts on Retirement
Updates - 8/20/2007-Sean Tierney responded as follows:
"In reference to the Latitude and Longitude on the bookplate,what is missing is the distinction between N/S and E/W. You actually have four options:
52.21N 20.48 E
52.21N 20.48 W
52.21S 20.48 E
Sad that the detail wasn't included.Looks like 3 out of 4 are in the big blue.I couldn't find the ship's name on a quick Google search but some research might reveal the common steaming routes and give a hint."
George Eberhart of American Libraries Direct sent the following:
" I found a reference that the crew of the Alexander Marshall , among them Capt.Gardner, was picked up at sea somewhere in February 1880 by the Norwegian SS Thingvalla after the ship was abandoned leaky and dismantled.Nothing was saved. "
"It may have been a ship of the Black Ball Line and according to
made a run from Liverpool to New York in 1872 in 25 days with both merchandise and passengers."
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The data processing card bookplate deserves further investigation. I do not think it belonged to the American biologist Raymond Pearl because he died in 1940
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The universal bookplate in green is printed on metal foil .Technically the other item is not a bookplate. I suppose you could call it a record plate.
Sunday, August 12, 2007
After listing 20 bookplates on Ebay today I am weary so let me begin this brief posting by explaining what I hope to accomplish . Several weeks back I did a piece on bookplates from firehouses . That got me to thinking about other unusual places that use bookplates.I will be listing them over the next few days and adding more details about the two images below.Your scans for possible inclusion are most welcome. Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
In 1901 The Alton Road (railroad) hired J.W.Spenceley to engrave the bookplate shown above.
In writing about this subject in the Journal Of Library History (vol15,No.4) Phillip Metzger mentions that During the 1850's and 1860's , railroads began heavy competition for first class passengers and that the development of the "vestibule" or flexible covered connection between cars made it safe for passengers to move about the train. Railroads began attaching parlor cars to their crack trains and the parlor car shortly thereafter became the " library -buffet smoker car".
"The Chicago and Alton(C&A) traced it's roots back to 1846, eventually developing a triangular route between Chicago, St . Louis, and Kansas City.The C& A also carried President Lincoln's body on the final leg of it's journey to Springfield. In 1900 The Alton Limited was probably the premier train of the ten or eleven the C&A ran daily, leaving Chicago every morning at 11 A.M. and arriving in St. Louis at 4:30 P.M."
I am feeding my habit today by putting bookplates on Ebay. The blog will be updated this evening . In the meantime, I found a very informative site about the bookplates of Alexandre De Riquer . Click on the orange link above .
The images may impress you . See you later in the day.
Saturday, August 04, 2007
175 Year Journey To Philadelphia from Bradford Mass.
The bookplates arrived and I barely touched the edge of one which flaked off .These items although originally drawn on acid free paper had been mounted on a highly acidic board which had darkened the paper and made it brittle. All items have now been removed from the acid board and temporarily stored in a protective setting. The next chapter in this 175 year journey is to find a paper conservator who can deacidify the paper without damaging the images. I will keep you posted as to my progress.
The image shown below is a rebus bookseller's label in a copy of The Anatomie Of Mortalitie
in the possession of Hosea Baskin. It is a puzzle that calls for a solution.What does it signify and where did it come from ? If you have information about this label please contact Mr. Baskin