Sunday, February 16, 2014
The bookplates and name labels of Leonard Baskin
I am indebted to James M.Goode and Alan Fern for collaborating on the initial checklist to which I have added additional items of my own and from the Tom Boss collection.
The Complete Prints of Leonard Baskin, a catalogue Raisonne,1948-1983 by Alan Fern and Judith O'Sullivan is an excellent resource for anyone who wants to learn more about Leonard Baskin.
I know of no comprehensive listing of bookplates and book labels done after 1983.
Leonard Baskin was a compulsive buyer of books and ephemera .He often offered to pay for merchandise by designing a bookplate or print.
This was case with the bookplates for Robin Halways.and Thomas Boss,
These impromptu transactions are often hard to track.
In addition, Mr.Baskin lived in England for several years and some of the bookplates he did while living there
are still unknown.
This is a work in progress.. There are bound to be errors and omissions. I need your help with
scanned images to fill in the gaps. You can also assist me by sending scans of items omitted from this checklist .
Your help is appreciated.
OWNER FERN #
Rabbi Bernard Baskin
L&LB Leeds- In 1984, the Baskins returned to the US to live in Leeds in Massachusetts
Russell Sage College Library
Bennett and Doris Schiff, 1953 #220
Cynthia and Paul Seaton,1959 #382
Arnold Paul Silverman
Smith College Library
Smith Glass and Mirror- #389
More research needed- This may not be a bookplate
2/24/2014- A reader who wishes to be anonymous sent the following information:
Dear Mr Jaffe,
I enjoyed your recent post about Leonard Baskin’s bookplates.
With regard to the following item:
Smith Glass and Mirror-#389
You are correct: It was not a bookplate. It was a label that went on the backs of mirrors and framed pieces prepared at Smith Glass. Warwick Press published a book about them: Smitty’s Cocks.
Taft School Library
Temple Emanuel Library -
After searching on Google I found about twenty different places of worship with that name. Does anyone out there know which Temple Emanuel used this bookplate ?
2/20/2014- Update from fellow collector Bernard Goldblum,
The Temple Emanuel in question is at Worcester Massachusetts.
Louis and Julia Wasserman
Worcester public Library, Sax Collection,1952
Yale University Library,The Gehenna Press Collection
This is only the beginning.I will be adding new information and scans as they are received.
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