Sunday, May 18, 2008

Bookplate Hunt ,Brooklyn New York

The latest issue of The Chronicle will be mailed out to members of the American Society of Bookplate Collectors & Designers during the week of May 26th. I am taking a more active role in it's preparation and two articles in particular are noteworthy.There is a checklist of the bookplates of Ralph Fletcher Seymour plus a checklist of bookplates by Daniel Mitsui.
Here is a new bookplate recently completed by Daniel Mitsui for one of our new members, Gabe Konrad of Bayleaf Books:
http://danielmitsui.tripod.com/artwork/slbuwk/konrad_big.jpg

For those of you who have three lifetimes to spend reviewing book related blogs here is the most complete resource I have found:
http://www.complete-review.com/links/bloglink.htm

My blog evolved with no particular planning or forethought but frankly I am running out of steam . If you are a bookplate collector I would be delighted to write about your collection. If you are a bookplate designer I might feature you in a future posting. My contact email is Bookplatemaven@hotmail.com
I will be in Brooklyn New York on June 9th and 10th . If you are in Brooklyn and have bookplates for sale or exchange, I would like to hear from you.
In the business section of the May 17th New York Times there was an interview with the president of Greyhound Bus Lines. He mentioned an online bus venture called Boltbus http://www.boltbus.com/ Out of curiosity I decided to make a reservation for my Brooklyn trip.Much to my surprise the total round trip fare Philadelphia to New York City was only $12.00
I always figure that if something sounds too good to be true it is probably flawed. So, if they strap me to the top of the bus with roosters in cages I will not be surprised . I will let you know after the trip is completed.

See you next week.

1 comment:

Olli Ylonen said...

In New York, it seems, The Morgan Library and museum exhibits quite interesting material and also on the web. http://www.morganlibrary.org/exhibitions/exhibition.asp?id=9
http://www.morganlibrary.org/exhibitions/claude.asp

A bookplate is also mentioned. (...The manuscript includes a bookplate designed by Pablo Picasso, an artist whose works Mr. Rosenberg exhibited in his gallery. Mr. Rosenberg collected early printed books and illuminated manuscripts; the Prayer Book of Queen Claude is considered the crown jewel of the collection. )

Olli Ylonen