Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Back From The Boston Book Shows

I am a creature of habit , going to the same book shows every year, staying in the same hotels, eating in the same restaurants etc..This year in order to economize I tried a bed and breakfast in Brookline , Mass. It turned out to be a good choice so here is a link in case you are considering a trip to Boston.
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?

I also like to get bookplates by artists new to me . Lois Gilbert of Cleveland , Ohio designed this one in 1933. Her Cipher is shown below.

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.
Send me an email if you are interested in it.

See you on Sunday.

1 comment:

AnneMarie said...

Hi from wet Manchester, U.K. You probably are aware of it already, but you can bypass the irritating facebook links by adding -facebook (minus facebook) to your google searches. I add it to virtually all searches these days.

Thanks for working on the blog, I read it every week.