The first entry for the new bookplate contest * was sent by Don Hobbs
This was submitted by Don Hobbs
I created this from: El perro de Baskerville [Translated by José Francés] Madrid: Editorial Prometo, 1920. 222 p. Illustrated by Rafael de Penagos.
Valencian translation: Houn.
From the Galactic Sherlock Holmes and the collection of Don HobbsCopyright 2013© Fairdale Press
Don Hobbs has over 11,000 foreign language versions of books and stories about Sherlock Holmes
The second entry came from Gordon Collett
Entry Number Three
Submitted by James M. Goode
The giant Anteater is a wood engraving by Richard Wagener .
The design is based on a bronze statue at the National Zoo in Washington D.C. by Edwin Springweiler.
Entry Number Four Submitted by Richard Schimmelpfeng
Smug Looking Dragon
Entry Number Five Submitted by Tom Boss
Bookplate of Dr Leo Silberstern, an etching by Otto Siebert, Vienna, 1910,
Entry Number Six
Submitted by Michael Kunze
The bookplate belonged to Walther Spielmeyer, a German Neurologist and Pain Researcher, 1879-1935;The design & etching artist is Fritz Schwimbeck, Munich (1899-1977);
The cruel design seems to symbolize pain which should be defeated
Entry # 7 From James Keenan
This is a fine example for a bookplate design by Hristo Kerin with the type style and layout used for my name thoughtfully worked into the Labyrinth
Entry # Eight Submitted by Debra A. Walker
Piggy go fetch my book
A Quote from Winston Churchill
“I like pigs,
Dogs look up to us.
Cats look down on us.
Pigs treat us as equals.”
Pigs treat us as equals.”
Entry # 9 from Craig Harris
I humbly submit from my collection, a bookplate of a Kappa* reading. Artist name (not read) - the kanji at the top read "Inegaki Zôshô" translation: Mr. Inegaki's Library.
Entry # 10
Submitted by Michele Behan
The bookplate's owner was Maria Rebecca Audubon (1843-1925), granddaughter of John James Audubon, the famous naturalist and painter.
The bookplate design was adapted from an original sketch by John James Audubon and inscribed with his favorite motto, "America, my country."
Entry # 11 from Keith Scheid
* I am having a new bookplate contest.
The contest is about the most interesting animal bookplate in your collection.
The contest will end at midnight (Eastern Standard Time) on New Years Eve.
The judges are Lew and Mary Jaffe.
Only one entry per person and the bookplate must be in your own collection.
All animals are eligible ( real and imaginary) including Unicorns .
Send a Jpeg scan with your entry to
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..I currently have a duplicate of his bookplate for possible exchange.
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