Wednesday, August 21, 2019

A Message from Anthony Pincott


Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2019 11:16:03 +0100
From: "Tony Pincott" <tonypincott@waitrose.com>
Subject: ["EXLIBRIS-L"] PRINTED AND ENGRAVED BOOKPLATES

1. The latest issue number 60 of Illustration magazine, published by the
Cello Press, includes a 7-page article on bookplates. You can download and
read this at
<http://www.bookplatesociety.org/documents/IllustrationArticleSummer2019.pdf>
www.bookplatesociety.org/documents/IllustrationArticleSummer2019.pdf .


2. Gathering together a historical collection of bookplates is a great
encouragement to their study. Notwithstanding the extensive literature, this
is a field wide open to further research. It is adjacent to such other areas
of interest as family history, book provenance, graphic art, heraldry,
biography and more. The Bookplate Society holds three members auctions each
year. For the next one on September 9, 2019, the auction list and images are
viewable online. Go to <http://www.bookplatesociety.org>
www.bookplatesociety.org and click on Members Area at top right.


3. The home page has a link to a flyer giving details of the Society at
<http://www.bookplatesociety.org/images/FlyerLR.pdf> www.bookplatesociety.org/
images/FlyerLR.pdf .


4. Cash prizes for newly created bookplates: Bookplates continue to be
made today, and competitions for contemporary work are held frequently. Visit
<http://www.bookplatesociety.org/2020competitionLondon.htm>
www.bookplatesociety.org/2020competitionLondon.htm for details of the
competition that is being run by The Bookplate Society as part of its hosting
of the 38th FISAE International Exlibris Congress in Central London on 12-15
August 2020. This is an open competition for artists worldwide, but to
encourage young artists one of the prizes is restricted to students in the UK
and Republic of Ireland, and another will be awarded to an artist aged under
35 at the deadline entry date of 31 March 2020. The website also includes
entry details for the Australian Bookplate Design Award. The deadline for
entries for this is 15 November 2020. If you can think of useful ways to reach
potential participants, do please write to me.


5. This 38th FISAE International Exlibris Congress will take place at
the Royal National Hotel, Bloomsbury, in the same meeting hall where the
monthly Etcetera Book Fair is held. Visitors buying 2-hour or 1-day tickets
will be able to (1) view an exhibition of contemporary exlibris, selected from
entries to the competition, (2) meet artists who will display their work, (3)
attend talks on the morning of Thursday, 13 August 2020, and (4) attend the
international auction of high quality exlibris on the morning of Friday, 14
August 2020, hosted by a celebrity auctioneer.


6. Please send offers of material for that auction to me at
members@bookplatesociety.org
> members@bookplatesociety.org . Only
exlibris can be accepted, minimum lot value $50 and only items likely to
appeal to collectors worldwide. Bidding is open not only to congress
participants but to anyone worldwide whose registration (sent to this same
email address) is approved. The webpage for the auction is currently work in
progress, with several dozen lots already entered, and will become visible in
about March/April 2020.


Anthony Pincott

The Bookplate Society

London N1

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