Saturday, December 21, 2013

Odds and Ends

Mystery Bookplate- Elizabeth E. Haywood
  I recently obtained this bookplate from a dealer in North Carolina who unfortunately knew nothing about it.
It may be English or American and  appears to be from the period 1820-1840.(that is an educated guess)
    I have a  large selection of reference books relating to  early 19th century bookplates from the U.K. and the states and have not unearthed any useful information.

The dimensions are 3 1/2 inches wide by 3 inches high and the plate was soaked before scanning to show the watermark

A Franco American Bermudian Plate with an interesting story

   This is a remarkable  early 18th century Franco,American,Bermudian bookplate with a colorful story .
James Pérot was sentenced to the Bastille and was there without food or water for 21 days.
Miraculously he survived because a  hen laid eggs in the recess of the small window of the cell.
     He with his family emigrated to America in 1687 and settled in New Rochelle , New York.
Eventually they moved to Bermuda where he was a Silversmith.
In all probability he executed the copper design  with the hen for this bookplate *

*Ref. Exlibris Journal Volume XV P.20

The plate is 3 1/2 inches wide by 4 1/2 inches high.
It is not listed in Allen but is item 247 in West Indian Bookplates by Vere Langford Oliver

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