Tuesday, October 30, 2012
A Herd of Rabbits , Part 2
(.except for Mitt Romney.)
So let's continue..
Woodcut by Andy English
Buchanin Winthrop's Bookplate depicts a Hare.http://www.diffen.com/difference/Hare_vs_Rabbit
A Bookplate From Mexico
Richard Adams wrote Watership Down
Some Rabbit and Bunny Ephemera
New Years Card from Frederick Starr to Bela Landauer
Easter Greetings From John Wanamaker dated 1918
Bookmark ( circa 1980) and delightful book of Bunny cartoons by Charles Bordin, of Philadelphia.
Monday, October 29, 2012
A Herd Of Rabbits, Part One
There is something magical about most Rabbit bookplates.
Here are some of my favorites .
More Rabbits will be coming soon.
Elly De Koster etched the plate shown above in 1986 (opus 23)
Nancy Hugo's father owned The Meridian Press and he printed her bookplate when she was a child
Ernest A. Batchelder was a California Tile maker
Olive Lathrop Grover of Winnetka Illinois designed her own bookplate
Rebecca Eschilman sent the Antioch universal bookplate shown below.
Here is a direct quote from Mitt Romney:
"I've always been a rodent and rabbit hunter,Small varmints,if you will.
I began when I was fifteen or so and I have hunted those kinds of varmints since
Friday, October 26, 2012
Bookplates By Robert Cairns Dobson
If you have any duplicates for sale or trade please contact me.
Here is a link with many examples of his bookplates:
See you on Sunday.
Labels: Robert Cairns Dobson
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Two Interesting Bookplate Links For Wednesday
James Spackman writes about the way he designed this bookplate :
LarryT. Nix Writes about The Tabard Inn Libraryhttp://libraryhistorybuff.blogspot.com/2012/10/the-tabard-inn-library-revolving.html
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Dealer/ Collector Profile, Anthony Tufts
Tony and Anne Tufts
doing less with books and more with ephemera , prints and bookplates. Two
years ago I bought my first collection without quite knowing what I was
getting into. I, like so many before me, became fascinated by these
miniature art works and by the stories they can tell. Since that first
purchase I have been fortunate enough to have acquired several more
collections. I have had bookplates by Hurd , French, Severin , Zetti,
MacDonald, Smith, Spencely and many others pass through my hands.
For the most part I buy in order to sell but I have also taken some baby
steps towards becoming a collector as well. One of my customers in
Washington D.C. sent me two of his bookplates and they were the beginning of
my collection. A particular favorite is Italo Zetti's Ex Musicis of Chr.
Van Der Straaten. I like the outdoors, hiking , gardening and music.
Rather than collecting a particular artist or engraver I find myself drawn
to bookplates with outdoor scenes, gardens, starry nights and musical
connections. The Van Der Straaten bookplate has a lot of that.
Art Nouveau exlibris and the artists of the Glasgow School
Bookplates provide a way to collect and deal in works of art that are
affordable and I enjoy researching owner's names to learn about their
interests or occupations.
I have a confession to make. I have recently started to read about
heraldry. Oh dear!
Tony Tufts, Exeter Rare Books
Selling on eBay as Exeter-rare-books
Note From Lew Jaffe
Who is A.C. Palmer?
I found a bookplate etched by A.C. Palmer earlier in the week and fellow collector Anthony Pincott sent the following information about the owner H(Henry) Valentine Geere , a writer.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Some Interesting Bookplates
One of the items I got was a bookplate for Simcha Ambache.
He was a Palestinian born consulting engineer with the Suez Canal Co. who raised his family in colonial Egypt.
Mr. Ambache is linked to the creation of modern Israel through the marriage of his two daughters (Suzy and Aura) to Abba Eban & Chaim Herzog.
I have a duplicate copy of this bookplate for possible exchange .
Does anyone out there know anything about the owner or the artist?
Robert Gilmore, sent the following information:
Paul Scheltens, sent the following information:The bookplate for M.Shostakovich is designed by Vladimir Mitsoek (born 1949) who has been making exlibris since 1975.
In 1982 he had already a work list of 160 bookplates in wood engraving, plastic engraving, linocut and etching.
of The Louisiana Territory.
Crawford Burton was a wealthy stock broker and sportsman whose dubious claim to fame was a Camel Cigarette Endorsement ad .This is his beautifully engraved bookplate.
If you are one of those very foolish people who look at electronic devices while driving please pull over to the side of the road before clicking on this link.I don't want to cause an accident because you started to laugh
instead of concentrating on the car in front of you.
See You Next Sunday.
Saturday, October 06, 2012
Threats and Warnings on Bookplates-Part Two
If you have additional bookplates with threats and warnings please send me scans and they will be added to this posting.
Pierre Paul Plane (1870-1951)
Tiffany Thayer (1902-1959)
John Simpson- an English bookplate collector whose collection
was sold at Bonhams in 2005
A dramatic black-and-white woodcut engraving, within a 1-inch margin, of a man hanging on a gibbet with a towering cloud over sharply peaked roofs in the background & an upturned face in the foreground. The image is headed "Borrower Beware" with "From the Crime Library of John Kobler" printed below. The signature "CS" appears in the plate. The margins of the bookplate are somewhat soiled, else very good. John Kobler worked for various news organizations as a reporter before editing the crime reportage of PM, a 1940s New York tabloid. In World War II he was a civilian intelligence officer posted to North Africa, Italy and France. He returned to freelance for The New Yorker, Colliers, Vanity Fair and The Saturday Evening Post. His first book, published in 1938, was "The Trial of Ruth Snyder and Judd Gray" about a notorious 1927 murder case. "Some Like It Gory"  and "Afternoon in the Attic"  were collections of essays about bizarre crimes and creepy characters. His best-known book was "Capone: The Life and World of Al Capone", a biography published in 1971 and reissued in 1992
Rockwell Kent- designed this plate for The Antioch Bookplate Co. (style 7Y52)
I wonder if this law is still on the books ?