Friday, January 25, 2019

Errors in Bookplate Design

Even the most accomplished artists make mistakes when  sending out  proofs to clients  .
Here are a few examples:
Mr. Hopson knew how to spell Connecticut but he misspelled in on the first try

Dorsey Potter Tyson (1891-1969) was an etcher who lived in Baltimore and designed a powerful plate for William E. Bauer .His original proof had the middle initial A.
Timothy Cole's wood engraved bookplate for Elizabeth Bancker Gribbel was misspelled  and corrected.

If you have any  error plates or proofs to share please send jpeg scans to 


and they will be added to this blog posting.

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