Wednesday, May 17, 2017

This Week in Bookplates 5/17/2017

The Birth of a Rabbit Bookplate

I have always wanted a rabbit bookplate so I asked Daniel Mitsui to
 create one for me  and track its progress from start to finish.

I am very pleased with this project and will get the bookplates printed as soon as I receive the completed art work


Notes From Lew

A group of rabbits is known as a colony, or nest (and occasionally a warren, though this more commonly refers to where the rabbits live). A group of young rabbits with the same parentage is referred to as a litter, and a group of domestic rabbits is sometimes called a herd.

Rabbit - Wikipedia
In 2011 I ran a three part series of blogs about Rabbit Bookplates
They still make me smile.

Rabbit Owner Nancy McClelland sent this additional information.

Cool.  I was told that a conglomeration of bunnies like the "Rabbit Island" pic can be called a Fluffle--sounded strange but appropriate to me.
Here are a few recent additions to my rabbit collection.
If you would like your rabbit bookplate added to this posting send a scan to

The Clock is Ticking.

My Goodness - Two contests in one year. I am on a roll. Alice L. Salzmann's bookplate was designed in 1905 by A.H.B (artist unknown) She was an active member of the Royal Horticultural Society . The contest is easy.  Just create a caption for her bookplate ,shown below. The rules are simple . Only one submission per person The judges (Lew and Mary Jaffe) will delete any submissions in poor taste.

All submissions must be received by Midnight (E.S.T) May 30,2017 

The winner will receive a copy of John Grisham's upcoming new thriller about the antiquarian book trade , Camino Island
Send your submissions to

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