Here is a link to an excellent site by Adrian Wilson about fabric labels and the joy of collecting:
A response to my inquiry from Adrian Wilson
Click on images to Enlarge.The bookplates designed by William Edgar Fisher (1872-1956) were not cookie cutter copies of one another.His style changed with the times. .This Gothic inspired design is one of my favorites. The proof was obtained from his son in the 1970's along with other proofs which I am selling for a fellow collector.The outside dimensions of most of the proofs are 8 1/2 inches wide by 11 inches high and in general they are in the $25.00 to $45.00 price range .I will be listing them on Ebay. Send me an Email if you would like to be notified. Bookplatemaven@hotmail.com
Dear Lew,I think you are right about it not being a book label.The key thing is the space where it has the "No." icon. That would be a space where a fabric pattern number would be, but mostly there would be another space where the fabric length would go.The label certainly has a wealth of cotton references but the references are all of cotton and thread, rather than fabric. There is a small cotton bale or thread packet, plus all the things for spinning cotton into yarn. There is a stylised shuttle but no other reference to weaving.So my guess would be an early yarn merchant label. The number space was probably to reference the colour or type of yarn. A big trade early on in the textile manufacturing sector was the merchant who would buy and sell yarn to spinners and weavers who worked alone in their homes. Maybe this was the label for one of those merchants.
Dr. M.C. Ennema lived in the Netherlands and his bookplate was designed by Anton Pieck
From the N.Y. Times Obituary October 12,1983
He was 85.
He was born in Russia and grew up in Providence, R.I. He graduated from Brown and the St. Louis University Medical School. He practiced medicine in New York for 35 years before retiring 10 years ago. The Sidney A. Fox and Dorothea Doctors Fox Professorship of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences was established at Brown in 1982.
I do not have very many dental bookplates.This one was designed by Bela Petry.If you have any you would like included in this posting please send a scan to Bookplatemaven@hotmail.com