Sunday, November 12, 2017

This Week in Bookplates 11/12/2017

 Mystery Bookplates

I have received several  inquiries  about bookplates I do not recognize.
If you have information about any of these bookplates please share it with us.
Send your responses to
 Bookplatemaven@hotmail.com


Lew,

I recently purchased this set as American bindings.
 Are you familiar with this book plate, which appears in all 3 volumes?
The set belonged to Alexander Barret, who was a wealthy tobacco merchant..
Did he use any other bookplates ?

Regards, Steve


Hi Lew,

I hope all is well with you!

Thank you for your kind responses to my previous emails. Might I lean on your bookplate expertise again? Do you have any suggestions on identifying the RGS associated with this bookplate? Thanks for any tips you might suggest!

Sincerely,

Gina

Note From Lew
I have been experimenting with Google's image search, in which you match your bookplate  image against  thousands of Google images. It is somewhat like facial  recognition software.  
I tried it with Gina's bookplate and was unsuccessful. You might wish to experiment with your own mystery bookplates.
Let me know if  it works for you.
https://www.google.com/intl/es419/insidesearch/features/images/searchbyimage.html


Two Mystery Bookplates in my own collection.




The diameter of this small circular bookplate is two CM   ( 0.7874016  in.)
It was part of a European collection I purchased several months ago.
At first I thought it might be a letterhead crest but it has glue on the verso.
I suspect it might be a royal plate ,

11/17/2017 Thank you Bill, for your help.

Dear Lew,
  I have checked the new edition of Khudolei, and it is not there; Bogomolov is more difficult to verify, but it does not appear there under the initials, if they are in fact Cyrillic. They could be, and would transliterate as "V.S.".  





Does anyone out there recognize this Judaica plate ?

!2/13/2017 Thank you Michael for your help.

Dear Lew,
your last fine blog shows an unidentified circular bookplate, crayon lithography, showing the Hebraising Latin letter initials "BL".
This bookplate was made for Bob Luza, a physician and book collector in Amsterdam  (1893-1980).
Luza had a wide interest, i.e. emblem books, incunabula, travel, and topography, says bookseller
A.L. van Gendt, who offered examples of Luza' famous book collection.
The library of Bob Luza was sold in an auction on December 15th-16th, 1981.
Unfortunately I do not know anything about the artist.
Regards
Michael Kunze,
Dortmund, Germany

Annie E, French

Several weeks ago I wrote about this Annie E.French plate and requested images of other plates  she made.


This message was recently sent to me .

Dear Sir,

I came upon your website earlier today and saw you had purchased a bookplate by Annie French and were interested if there were any others. It so happens that Annie French designed a bookplate for my grandfather, Ion Smeaton Munro. He fought in the First World War and then was a writer and journalist. He died in 1971 and, sadly I don’t remember him. I think they were friends as we also have a couple of pictures beautifully painted by her.

The plate is beautiful I think. The crest bottom left is the Munro family crest, which includes the words ‘Dread God’ that can just be seen.

Best wishes,
Fiona Phillipson


Here are some original Annie E. French drawings from the  the Phillipson collection.

See you next week,
Lew


Sunday, November 05, 2017

The Devil Made Me Do It

 Some of you may remember the American comedian Flip Wilson whose tag line was
The Devil Made Me  Do It.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SLifea3NHQ




I though about him when I started writing 
this blog posting about Devils and Satyrs. 

My first satyr bookplate was sent  by Jacques Vallee in 2001
"Jacques Fabrice Vallée (French: [vale]; born September 24, 1939) is a computer scientist, author, ufologist and former astronomer currently residing in San FranciscoCalifornia.
In mainstream science, Vallée co-developed the first computerized mapping of Mars for NASA and worked at SRI International on the network information center for the ARPANET, a precursor to the modern Internet. Vallée is also an important figure in the study of unidentified flying objects (UFOs), first noted for a defense of the scientific legitimacy of the extraterrestrial hypothesis and later for promoting the interdimensional hypothesis".
Mr. Vallee  wrote  that his bookplate was designed around  an illustration from The Circus of Dr. Lao
He thought it was appropriate for a library of the paranormal, the innocent girl representing science 
and the satyr .the forces of nature.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Note sent by Samuel Chambliss 111
S. Pritikin - Several bookplates in my collection were designed by S. Pritikin including the one illustrated.below.
 All were for men of the cloth.
 Don't do a Google search for more information unless you are  interested in weight loss




The bookplate shown above is a serigraph done in 1991 by Hara Yoshiaki

This Rev. Peterson bookplate was designed by Bessie  Pease Gutmann

The Jane F. Peters plate was designed by Charles Henry Carter

If you have any devil bookplates you would like added to this
blog posting send a scan to 
Bookplatemaven@hotmail.com

Some Ephemeral Devil Items