Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Back From The Boston Book Shows
On the train to Boston I read a great book by Mary Roach about grave robbers, cadavers and anatomy. It was surprisingly interesting and not as ghastly as it sounds.
Here are a few of the bookplates I brought home .
I tried to look up some of these people on Google but much to my dismay the increased listings for FaceBook users overwhelms the entire search process.
Novel themes on bookplates are always desirable . Mr Frisbie chose a Dung Beetle. I wonder why?
These two plates for the W.B. Kellogg foundation were done by Grace Hoyt , another artist about whom I know nothing. The images can be enlarged by clicking on them.
This pictorial plate by Tiffany Studios was probably done around 1925 . In searching Google I came up with a passing reference to a Veronica Sammel who was "The Queen Of May" at Marymount College in 1931. In any event I do have a duplicate of this one , for sale or trade.
Thanks for working on the blog, I read it every week.