Sunday, December 09, 2012
This Week In Bookplates 12/9/2012
The bookplate for Ivor Novello (1893-1951) was designed by Philip Armstrong Tilden . It is illustrated on page 123 in British Bookplates A Pictorial History Brian North Lee,
Mr. Novello was a composer , actor and producer.He wrote Keep The Home Fires Burning.
Here is a link to a beautiful rendition of Keep The Home Fires Burning.
Does anyone out there know who designed his bookplate ?
Within minutes after posting the Littler bookplate, super collector Anthony Pincott who is faster than a speeding bullet sent me the following information:
Not signed or dated, the Prince Littler pictorial was designed by Cecil Thomas OBE FRBS of Kensington and engraved by George Taylor Friend OBE (1881-1669). The two were good friends and cooperated on a great number of GTF’s very considerable output of copper-engraved bookplates. Philip Beddingham’s checklist of GTF’s exlibris work (the second edition, published 1972) remains the definitive printed guide.
Clement Attlee (1883-1967)
"Clement Richard Attlee, 1st Earl Attlee, KG, OM, CH, PC, FRS was a British Labour politician who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1945 to 1951, and as the Leader of the Labour Party from 1935 to 1955." There is also an earlier version of his bookplate dated 1906
"Randolph Frederick Edward Spencer-Churchill, MBE (28 May 1911 – 6 June 1968) was the son of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and his wife Clementine. He was a Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for Preston from 1940 to 1945."
While I am on the subject of Churchill bookplates let me mention that sooner or later someone may offer you Winston Churchill's bookplate.
.Winston Churchill never had and never used a bookplate in his library.
What you see below is a fanciful imaginary bookplate which was pasted on the cover of the 1939
Year Book of The American Society of Bookplate Collectors and Designers
Perhaps it was one of the illustrators working with the
Golden Cockerel Press
Fellow collector/dealer Richard Cady also thought the Rutter bookplate was by Gibbings
"Last bookplate probably a woodcut of Robert Gibbings. "
Note From lew Jaffe
Give yourself a Christmas present..You deserve it.