Sunday, November 11, 2012

A Few Smiles From Bookplates

This  universal bookplate was done in the 1960s by Robert Williams .

Here is another one that amuses me.

The Nourmahal was a motor yacht ordered by William Vincent Astor from Friederich Krupp Germaniawerft, A.G., Kiel, Germany. It was delivered during 1928 presumably as a replacement for Astor's previous yacht Noma. Time magazine on February 6th 1928 featured a cover article on Astor and the Nourmahal which was described as the finest private yacht of its era.

As long as I am on the subject of amusing bookplates how about this one for a collector of magic books .

.If you have any bookplates that amuse you send me a Jpeg and I will add it to this posting.

Thank you Rebecca Eschliman for sending the following:

Lew, the attached universal bookplate was one of a series of 12 sold in the 1950s in the "Young Moderns" series. The designer was Benton Ferguson, and company founder Ernest Morgan was moved to hire him for the series because of his work for Saturday Review.

Note from Lew- In today's world the image could be someone looking at a smart phone.while crossing a street when the light is red.or some other mental giant doing the same thing while riding a bike..

Herman Wardwell ("Fritz") Liebert was a distinctive personality in Johnson and Boswell studies, 
He was the first librarian of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale.
This is the bookplate he used for the books in his bathroom.

Mrs. McBurney had a book fetching pig. Her bookplate was engraved by William Fowler Hopson

1 comment:

Bookplate Ink said...

Hi Lew,
I just wanted to let you know that the Benton Ferguson plate is still available from Bookplate Ink, along with some other designs by Ferguson.

Karen, Bookplate Ink