Saturday, April 14, 2012

This Week In Bookplates 4/14/2012 Part One

     Old fashioned is one of those expressions which has a double meaning depending upon context.
.I use it as a compliment and a form of admiration..At the A.B.A.A show yesterday I meet two old fashioned dealers ,Ellen and Nicholas Cooke, the proprietors of Black Swan Books in Richmond, Virginia  It is always refreshing in our digitally enhanced world to meet with  booksellers who have genuine passion and enthusiasm for the trade and the knowledge to back it up.
Here are a few items by Dugald Stewart Walker(1883-1937) which I purchased from them.

In 1931 Dugald Stewart Walker was living at The Hotel Shelton in New York City
 when he sent this card to Elizabeth Cocke. His little hand written note at the bottom says
"and a happy new year to miss Elizabeth"
In 1930 Dugald Stewart Walker was living at The Hotel Shelton in New York City when he sent this card
to Elizabeth Cocke.The card was designed in 1914 .

 Have no fear I will be back with part two tomorrow.
Here is a link with more information about the bookplates and Christmas  cards of Dugald Stewart Walker
http://www.virginiamemory.com/blogs/multiple_exposure/2011/06/27/dugald-stewart-walker-bookplate-collection/

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