Sunday, May 22, 2011

American Bookplates With Chinese Themes or Symbols

I meant to post this last week.. Daniel Mitsui's latest bookplate depicting the owner's new home.

For those of you who live near Lancaster, Pennsylvania don't forget 55th annual Friends of Lancaster Public Library book sale. It opens at 7 A., M. (not a typo) on Monday May 23rd and has over 250,000 (not a typo) books for sale.. I hope to get up at some ungodly hour in order to be there when the doors open.

I will write about it next week.

Lancaster, PA
Friends of Lancaster Public Library
at Franklin and Marshall College
Alumni Sports and Fitness Center
929 Harrisburg Pike
May 23 - 25
55th year for this well-organized book sale
250,000 books sorted into 40 categories!
More than half of the books are priced at $2 for hardbacks - 50 cents for paperbacks - great selection and all categorized
Other books $2.50 and up with some very nice collectibles
May 23 to 25, 2011
Monday, May 23, 7am to 9pm
Tuesday, May 24, 9am to 9pm
Wednesday, May 25, 9am to 6pm (Half Price Day)
Inquiries: (717) 295-1950
As I have mentioned previously you obtain one bookplate with a certain theme and then another and soon you have a small collection.I know very little about most of these .What I do know will be noted near the plates..Hopefully, I will receive some additional input from some of you. Here is my contact information:

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Frederick Wells Williams had another plate with the same image which was engraved by Hopson.
Benjamin March lived in Ann Arbor Michigan and I believe he designed his own plate.
Sidney David Gamble was a sociologist,China scholar and photographer.
Here is some biographical information about him:

Mr. Parsons was responsible for the construction of the I.R.T. subway system in New York City.
The Henry Leonard plate image changes from happy to angry when turned upside down.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There is a confluence of styles in the fist Barfield bookplate; the motives aren’t Chinese but classical Greek. The convoluted arms are proper for both cultures so I see why the mistake.