Sunday, December 01, 2013

This Week in Bookplates 12/1/2013

For many years  I was a regular exhibitor at the Maryland Microscope Show because I had accumulated an eclectic mixture of books, ephemera and gadgets relating to science and technology . When I started collecting bookplates I was particularly interested in those depicting microscopes. Here are a few examples from my collection;

John Gustav Dell  recently updated the excellent article he wrote about bookplates and microscopes. .
The article originally appeared in Modern Microscopy. It is well written and well illustrated.
Here is a link to the article

Rebecca Eschliman Just sent the following note:

Do you have in your collection the universal design done by Antioch Bookplate in 1943, designed by Harry Roth? I didn't see it noted in the article, either

Bookplate Contest

Entries for the   bookplate contest are still arriving .Here are entries eight and nine..
The contest ends Midnight (E.S.T) New Years Eve

Submitted by Debra Walker

Submitted by Craig Harris

You can see all the submissions here
You can also see the prize you might win along with the contest rules here
The Contest ends at midnight (E.S.T) on New Years Eve
send your submission to

Mystery Bookplate Artist
Joseph Henry Harper was the grandson of Fletcher Harper one of the founders of Harper Brothers publishing.
He used an attractive printed bookplate which is not artist signed. The Harper's May  poster was done by Edward Penfield and there is a striking similarity between the two. Perhaps the image on the bookplate was copied from something done by him.

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