Monday, June 10, 2013

This Week in Bookplates 6/10/201

Fellow collector Stephen Pochin has written a new  book  focusing on the art and bookplates of
 Osman Spare and other notable Edwardian artists.
The book can be purchased at this site:

http://www.weiserantiquarian.com/cgi-bin/wab455/44494.html?id=8f68HDQM


      A FEARFUL ASYMMETRY  
      THE PECULIAR STYLISTIC INNOVATIONS OF AN EDWARDIAN SYMBOLIST!
      BY STEPHEN POCHIN
      AFTERWORD & COMMENTARIES BY DR WILLIAM WALLACE


    Binding:
    Hardback, square format (8.5” x 8.5”), 220 pp. Produced using archival quality print upon a superb soft white, 110gsm acid-free archival art paper — profusely illustrated throughout together with an index of bookplates by artist. Bound in a black subtle weave linen finished paper and elegantly blocked in matt black and gold on the upper board. .


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      I purchased this trade label on Ebay recently.It probably was used in boxed instruments but this one was pasted on the inside front cover of    The Shipmaster's Assistant and Commercial Digest ,9th edition published in 1857. It is easy to date the label because the firm moved to 244 South Front Street around 1860. I already had two similar labels shown below. 

      The Frederick W. Lincoln Jr. label was also pasted in a book purchased on Ebay  several years ago. 

       My favorite is The W. Hooker label and I have no idea where I obtained it.The proprietor William Hooker engraved it. He worked in Philadelphia around 1805 and moved to New York City around 1840. "He engraved a few portraits in stipple ,and subject plates in line, but he seems to have been chiefly employed in map engraving" *

      *Ref.Page 174 Mantle Fielding's Dictionary of American Painters Sculptors and Engravers with an Addendum      James F. Carr publisher 1965





      Duplicate Pencil Signed European Bookplates for Possible Exchange 

      Bookplatemaven@hotmail.com


      By Walter  Wuyts


      By Clemente Garcia Gil

      By Edmund Peter


      Modern Books and Manuscripts

      Houghton Library, Harvard University


         The Houghton Library   Blog has a very interesting article about the bookplates of Harvard graduates


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