Sunday, June 23, 2013
More About Exchanges and Israeli Bookseller Labels
The link below is about his store in TelAviv
Unless Inspector Porter received a multi volume set of books there are no other copies of this leather bookplate.
Inspector Porter is mentioned in the link shown below.
I remember a movie called The Yellow Rolls Royce in which the ownership of a car is traced from generation to generation. Inspector Porter's bookplate started its journey in Victorian England and somehow got to Israel . Now it's here in Philadelphia..If only the book it was originally pasted in could talk I suspect it would tell a remarkable story. Books with the bookplates used by successive owners do just that.
They talk to those willing to listen, about a book's journey.
Another thing I like is bookseller labels. Here is group of Israeli labels which Yosef brought along for exchange
From Gabe Konrad's Website
" Pictured below is a beautiful label from Universitas Booksellers in Jerusalem. This is a large label—truly bookplate size at 7 cm by 12 cm. Until recently I would have sworn this was designed by Reynolds Stone, but in fact it was designed by Ismar David (1919-1996). David was a German-born graphic artist who lived in Palestine from 1932 until 1952. In ’52 David moved to New York where he remained until his death."