Friday, July 27, 2012
Twenty Seven Judaica Bookplates for Exchange
Send scans of your duplicates to
I have many other duplicates for possible exchange.
Here are just a few of the categories.
18th century American
E.D. French and other American Engravers
Famous people from any country
I respond quickly to all relevant inquiries so let me know what kinds of bookplates you are searching for.
See note below about Ezer Weizman
(no longer available)
|NO LONGER AVAILABLE|
|Lewis Browne plate no longer available|
Sunday, July 22, 2012
As it turned out I was the only bidder.
at this site:
MEADVILLE THEOLOGICAIL SCHOOL, MEWDVILLE, PA. The library wits founded in 1845, at the same time with the school, by donations from the Church of All Souls and the Church of the Messiah, New York, and from individuals living chiefly in New York and Boston. The only fund for the increase of the library, the interest of which is $72, was given by A. Worthington, of Cincinnati. The library contains 12,308 volumes. The annual accessions average about 200 volumes. A card catalogue of authors and subjects is being prepared. Between 1845 and 1850 Joshua Brookes, of New York, placed in the hands of the trustees $20,000, since increased by investment to $22,000, the annual income of which is expended for theological works and their distribution among western clergymen who make application for them. About 2,000 volumes are thus distributed annually among some 210. clergymen. In this way 35,000 volumes of the best theological literature have been given to western settled clergymen, irrespecive of denomi- nation.
Mr. Christian Sylvester.owned both shops which sold the Harlaem Oil. The information came from this
1835 newspaper (Typos are not mine)
There are few of our. dtizens who have not some .
knowledge ef a poor but worthy and industrious
.mari./hamM CaaisTtAK; Srr.vEsTfia, who fat a
has supported himself and family
bya book stand in Chatham street, formerly near
the.corner of Pearl street, and latterly, as at present,
at the corner of Roosevelt street. He has an incurabie'disease of'the
eyes, by Which he is-nearly /
blind, and he has nevertheless earned an honest h- II
-ving:at the jaboyff business for several years, and al- //
though ,so nearly blind that be is unable to recognise '
any face, 6f read aletter,. yet hchas acquired a surprising tact in conducting his establishment, by
which he knows where to find any particular volume
• uppn his well-filled shelves, and protects himself
; from'theft j though his stand is often'surrounded
with people examining his books. But in addition
to the eolc: of books, bur friend is celebrated somewhat as a doctor, espedally in the cure of those diseases for which JEfarlcem Oil is successful—for we
believe he uses no other, medicine. The design of
theprecent-artide, therefore, w to say that Christian Sylvester has made arrangements with the original inventors and proprietors of this article in
Holland, by which he has rectived a large impertation of the genuine Hartem oil, end, will be able to
keep a constant supply, at his residence, No* 121
East Broadway, *r at the book stand corner of Chatham and Roosevelt street, New York. The original letters frem the. proprietors in Holland, which
Mr. Sylvester has in his possession, and which he
is about to publisb, will satisfy the most sceptical » >
that idsosxhe genuine articWandthat much that is
sold in thi* city and elsewhere is spurious and worthless, in their estimation. Those, therefore, who
purchase RarUem oil of Mr. S; niay be sure that it
is pure as imported, and they will at the same time
help through the world an unfortunate and worthy
This is my assumption, The label was was probably pasted in many books sold at the Book Stand and fortunately no one ever bothered to remove this one.until I found it.
Here is another American book label from 1836
The inked inscription above the book label is quite faded .
I believe this is what it says:
To Miss Mary Compston
This little tribute of respect
My Friend I give to thee
Treat not its motto with neglect
It is Remember Me
Dec. 1836 BFH
I had planned to write about American bookplates with a Chinese connection this week but I got more interested in exploring these labels.See you next Sunday
Sunday, July 15, 2012
His bookplates were mounted on 6 by 9 grey card stock with notations and auction records..
The Chippendale plate for Alexander Fothringham was among them and the auction blurb stated
"#66 Fothringham (Alexr.) Physician in Savannah Armorial Chippendale Very fine and excessively rare"
Unfortunately, I have never been able to determine which auction this came from.
In any event, I recently purchased a duplicate copy of the plate and I wanted to learn more about it.
Fellow collector John Titford did extensive research on my behalf and this is a portion of what he discovered.
Fotheringham is a Scottish surname, the family having moved there from FOTHERINGAY in Northamptonshire, England, and changed their name quite early on. Because it's a rare name, any reference can be useful, so you'll see that I've trawled through several sources (mostly printed sources) to get an overall picture. South Carolina had very strong links with Barbados, and Fotheringhams do feature in books I have of Barbados baptisms and marriages. I'll hold on to these for any possible future use.
My guess would be that Alexander springs from a branch of the Fotheringhams as featured in Burke's Landed Gentry. Further my guess is that his father or grandfather might have travelled to, or even been transported to, South Carolina, following the unsuccessful Jacobite Rebellion of 1715. Jacobites and probably Roman Catholics, in short."
Thank you John.
See you next week when I plan to write about Chinese American bookplates.
Labels: Alexander Fothringham
Sunday, July 08, 2012
This Week in Bookplates 7/8/2012
( published around 1907).When I questioned the dealer who offered it to me he explained that Emily Post the American guru on all things relating to etiquette visited Paris in the early 20th century so he concluded that the book was used by the real Emily Post (wishful thinking ) I happened to like the bookplate so I decided it was worth keeping regardless of which Emily Post was the original owner.
Here is some biographical information about Roland Young:
As it turns out the Virginia did start out as a yacht, owned by W.K. Vanderbilt . By 1909 she became a house boat.It is the only houseboat library bookplate I have ever had.
Here is a detailed record of Virginia's life.
The Brooklyn Historical Society Blog has a nicely presented posting about bookplates.Here is a link:
See you again next Sunday
Sunday, July 01, 2012
Polar Explorers, Part Three
Marie Peary Stafford and Louise Arner Boyd were both women of means who were drawn to the Arctic somewhat by chance. Stafford, the daughter of explorer Robert E. Peary, was born and spent the first months of her life in Greenland. The press nicknamed her the "Snow Baby," and her mother, Josephine Peary, published a book with the same name. As the daughter of the man credited with being the first person to reach the North Pole, Stafford grew up intimately connected to the region her father had explored. She returned to the Arctic as an adult for the sole purpose of building a monument to her father's memory"
. You can read more about her and other women of the arctic at this site:
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries there was a polar frenzy.
Many advertisers used polar explorations to promote products.
.Here are a few examples:
There is a common perception that tinned foods contributed to the deaths of some polar explorers .Here is a contrary point of view: