Saturday, December 22, 2012

Seasons Greetings from Bookplate Collectors& Designers


Frederick Starr collected and wrote about bookplates  .

He sent these two postcards  to the American ephemera collector Bella C. Landauer

Thomas Ewing French designed many  Ohio State University bookplates engraved by A.N. Macdonald.

Jean Jacques Pfister (1878-1949) sent this card to Bella C. Landauer when he lived in New York City. On the reverse side he has written " Mrs. Pfister has closed her gallery on Lex.Ave. (The Hielt-Gallery) and we have taken a studio apt. in the Noflo *Arts Club.We hope you will come down to see us sometime."

* Hard to make out his handwriting. His best known work is We At Daybreak recording the transatlantic flight of Charles Lindbergh.

The card below was designed by Rudolph Ruzicka (1883-1978)

I am always interested in purchasing or trading bookplates by Ruzicka

The card below is a wood engraving for Bella C. Landauer by Timothy Cole .

These two were done by J. Winfred Spenceley (1865-1908)

Here are two cards engraved by Stanley E. Scantlin. The smaller one below was made for Hallam Webber. It is in the style of a 9th century illuminated manuscript. The card required five separate stamping impressions.



Will Simmons (1884-1949) designed the card below.

Allen Lewis (1873-1957) did this plate.

I Plan to post more Christmas and New Years Cards on Christmas Eve

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