Sunday, April 15, 2012
This Week In Bookplates 4/14/2012- Part Two
. I believe it to be English and Mr.Cameron appears to be an entomologist.
.The meaning of the other strange illustrations is unknown to me.
4/19/2012- Fellow Collector Anthony Pincott has sent the following additional information:
" Cedric W Cameron as Cedric Wilson Cameron (1891-1957). He was born in West Derbyshire, married twice, in 1914 and 1937, and died aged 65 at Liskeard,
Tom Boss had many tempting bookplates.Two of the plates I purchased from him were English.
The engraved plate for Torrence Hunt was done by A. J. Downey
The engraved plate for Sybil Waller was done by her father Pickford Waller.
I do not remember who sold me the engraved plate for Junius Penny Smith. Does anyone out there
know who designed it ?
The Sandhill Farm- Life School plate was drawn by Philip O. Palmstrom in 1921
If you are a regular reader you may recall that I am particularly interested in Judaica bookplates.
The Jewish Theological Seminary. has digitized an enormous collection of Judaica bookplates.
It is overwhelming and I am only halfway through volume one.
Here is a link:
Next week I plan to write about angling bookplates. If you have a favorite angling plates and would like it
included in the posting please send a scan to Bookplatemaven@hotmail.com
See you next Sunday.
And while I can't really see any masonic imagery there, the checkerboard pattern and arrangement does remind me of masonic design.
His palindromic monogram seems to have inspired in him a sense of symmetry, not only in the overall layout, but in that many of the individual icons have an awkward symmetry that makes me look very hard to make sure that what appears to be one thing made of two identical halves isn't actually two identical things staring each other in the face.