Saturday, August 30, 2008
The Adams Family
The two bookplates illustrated above were engraved by Arthur N. Macdonald. The Rev. Dr. Arthur Adams was the librarian of Trinity College in Hartford Connecticut and was also an authority on the subject of heraldry
Alfred William Adams, son of Henry Adams and Ann Adams [Card]
In the Parish of Frant, Sussex
IGIRef: Batch J148463
25th Jun 1854
At St Albans Parish Church in the Parish of Frant, Sussex
IGIRef: Batch J148463
I suspect Alfred William Adams was English and his plate was done in the early 19th century.More research needs to be done on this one. John Titford sent me this reference cited above as a possibility.
Charles Francis Adams (1807-1886) was the son of John Quincy Adams
Frederick Baldwin Adams Jr. was a noted book collector and his plate was done by Rockwell Kent
I need to do more research on this one
Monday, August 25, 2008
Religous Images and Holy Cards
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Frequently Asked Questions About Bookplates
Frequently Asked Questions
I'm curious: how do you organize and store your bookplates?
Here is a link to an excellent blog posting by Charles Ellwood Jones about the bookplates used by scholars in ancient studies.
Labels: Egyptian Scholar's bookplates
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Bookplate News August 10th,2008
My July 28th, 2006 posting was about bookplates and light bulbs . This recently purchased magazine appealed to me because of the cover. Incandescent bulbs, (soon to become obsolescent ) were cutting edge technology in early 20th century and were depicted with appropriate Victorian respect.
Bookplate withdrawal is not yet listed in DMS IV.The symptoms are hard to describe but there is a genuine sense of loss accompanied by irritability. I have not unearthed any bookplate treasures for several weeks and hopefully this dry spell will end soon. Papermania in Hartford, Connecticut is coming up soon and that is usually fairly productive.
From Der Neue Readinger Calender 1843 published byJohann Ritter and Co.
This article below appeared in the November 1947 issue of House and Gardens .
Sunday, August 03, 2008
Four bookplates in my collection which were engraved by John Hudson Elwell .
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The pickings were slim because of the rain but I did find a few items of interest.I believe Daniel W. Hamm was a high school principle in Allentown Pennsylvania.The artist's signature is enlarged .Perhaps one of you might recognize it.I can't make it out.
I also purchased this calling card engraved by John Hudson Elwell in 1918 ,while employed by the W.H. Brett Co. of Boston. Since very little has been written about this engraver . I have scanned four bookplates which he engraved in the early 1900's