Saturday, July 17, 2010

Remarques on Bookplates

Here are two wonderful bookplates recently designed by Daniel Mitsui.

You can see a good many more at his website

Bookplates By J.W. Jameson

* John William Jameson (1882-1939) used remarques more than any of the other American bookplate designers. They helped him to make a living during the economic turbulence of the 1930's

* Ref. p.90 American Bookplates by William E. Butler

I never realized until I examined this proof that Elizabeth Diamond not only collected bookplates but also was a talented artist.

The bookplate for The American Library in Manila was designed by Mary E. Rath Merrill and engraved by William Fowler Hopson, Many copies were made and this is probably the most widely distributed of all Hopson plates. What makes this working proof so special is that Hopson not only took the time to have it hand colored , he also drew , signed and dated a pencil sketch .

Papermania in Hartford Connecticut will be held on August 28th and August 29th.
Here is a another link that I found interesting :
It is about objects found in books

See you next Sunday.

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