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- 03/26/17--12:17: _Goodbye Dear Friend
- 09/19/16--14:17: Bookplate Odds and Ends
- 09/24/16--07:25: Bookplates of Notable People for Possible Exchange
- 10/12/16--08:43: Bookplate Odds and Ends 10/12/2016
- 10/16/16--08:58: America in Mid- Life Crisis
- 11/01/16--14:58: Revisiting Old Friends
- 11/09/16--11:41: Revisiting Old Friends-Part Two
- 11/18/16--09:26: Clara Tice and President Calvin Coolidge
- 11/29/16--08:55: Tips For Building A Bookplate Collection
- 12/04/16--15:33: Request For Dated 18th Century English Bookplates
- 12/11/16--07:05: Clever Bookplates
- 12/24/16--15:27: Seasons Greetings From Lew Jaffe
- 01/01/17--11:24: The World of Bookplates at The Grolier Club
- 01/08/17--13:31: Assembling a Norman Kent Check List
- 01/22/17--13:12: Bookplates with Cartoons Part One
- 02/02/17--13:54: Bookplates with Cartoons Part Two
- 02/19/17--13:23: This Week in Bookplates 2/19/2017
- 02/26/17--10:50: 10th Anniversary Bookplate Contest
- 03/01/17--06:21: March Events
- 03/21/17--17:44: The Bookplates of Willy Pogany
- 03/26/17--12:17: Goodbye Dear Friend
Fellow collector/dealer Gabe Konrad has just issued an impressive bookplate catalog. Click on the link below.
I purchased, and am currently reading this book. If you are fascinated by eccentric booksellers (as I am) you ought to obtain a copy.
Nor do the Oxford DNB entries for Louise Jopling and Joseph Middleton Jopling suggest any clue. Various combinations in Births/Marriages/Deaths have been tried without success.
9/20/2016 First Response about the mystery bookplate
I just saw your latest blog edition offering an artist puzzle:"CVHR".
Well, I have a bookplate made by John Hassal of Walmer (Kent), 1868 - 1949, for CVH de Rozsnyay, a Hungarian once living in London.
I read before thar this CVH de Rozsnyay did also create some bookplates himself.
He might be related to bookplate artist Coloman / Kalman Rozsnyay, but this is only a guess.
If I am wrong with my suggestion you at least have another scan of a nice art nouveau bookplate at hand...
That is why I've decided to list these duplicates as notable instead of famous and have included brief biographies copied from wikipedia.
Duplicate Bookplates for Possible Exchange.
Rear Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd, Jr., USN (October 25, 1888 – March 11, 1957) was an American naval officer who specialized in feats of exploration. He was a recipient of the Medal of Honor, the highest honor for valor given by the United States, and was a pioneering American aviator, polar explorer, and organizer of polar logistics. Aircraft flights in which he served as a navigator and expedition leader crossed the Atlantic Ocean, a segment of the Arctic Ocean, and a segment of the Antarctic Plateau.
James Strohn Copley (1916 - October 6, 1973) was a journalist and newspaper publisher. He published the San Diego Union The San Diego Union-Tribune and the San Diego Evening Tribune from 1947 until his death in 1973, and was President of the Inter American Press Association (1969 - 1970). His politics was "unabashedly conservative, Republican and pro-American". He had close associations with leading Republican of the era, including Barry Goldwater, Richard M. Nixon and Spiro Agnew. Copley's presence was a chief reason that the Republican National Convention of 1972 was originally planned to be in San Diego.
Eva Le Gallienne (January 11, 1899 – June 3, 1991) was an English-born American stage actress, producer, director, translator, and author. A broadway star by age 21, Le Gallienne consciously ended her work on Broadway to devote herself to founding the Civic Repertory Theater, in which she was both director, producer, and lead actress
Hannibal Hamlin Garland (September 14, 1860 – March 4, 1940) was an American novelist, poet, essayist, and short story writer, Georgist, and parapsychology skeptic/researcher. He is best known for his fiction involving hard-working Midwestern farmers
Henry Dilworth Gilpin (April 14, 1801 – January 29, 1860) was an American lawyer and statesman of Quaker extraction who served as Attorney General of the United States under President Martin Van Buren.
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Donald Robert Perry Marquis July 29, 1878 in Walnut, Illinois – December 29, 1937 in New York City) was a humorist,journalist, and author. He was variously a novelist, poet, newspaper columnist, and playwright. He is remembered best for creating the characters "Archy" and "Mehitabel", supposed authors of humorous verse. During his lifetime he was equally famous for creating another fictitious character, "the Old Soak," who was the subject of two books, a hit Broadway play (1922–23), a silent movie (1926) and a talkie (1937).
(April 17, 1837 – March 31, 1913) was an American financier and banker who dominated corporate finance and industrial consolidation. The leather bookplate he used came in several sizes and colors.
Hugh William Peel (14 September 1887 – 4 March 1975), better known as Gillie Potter, was an English comedian and broadcaster .
Many years ago I purchased a Hogsnorton plate from the late James Wilson.
He was curious about why i bought the plate since I knew nothing about Gillie Martin. I told him I purchased the plate because it reminded me of Dick Tracy.
Harold Frederick Pitcairn (June 20, 1897 – April 24, 1960) was an American aviation inventor and pioneer. He played a key role in the development of the autogyro and founded the Autogiro Company of America. He patented a number of innovations relating to rotary wing aircraft
Henry James Pye ( 10 February 1744 – 11 August 1813) was an English poet. Pye was Poet Laureate from 1790 until his death. He was the first poet laureate to receive a fixed salary of £27 instead of the historic tierce of Canary wine (though it was still a fairly nominal payment; then as now the Poet Laureate had to look to extra sales generated by the prestige of the office to make significant money from the Laureateship..
Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery, 1st Earl of Midlothian, KG, KT, PC (7 May 1847 – 21 May 1929) was a Scottish Liberal statesman who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 5 March 1894 to 22 June 1895. Between the death of his father, in 1851, and the death of his grandfather, the 4th Earl, in 1868, he was known by the courtesy title of Lord Dalmeny.
George Alfred Leon Sarton 31 August 1884 – 22 March 1956), a Belgian-American chemist and historian, is considered the founder of the discipline of history of science. He has a significant importance in the history of science and his most influential work was the Introduction to the History of Science, which consists of three volumes and 4,296 pages. Sarton ultimately aimed to achieve an integrated philosophy of science that provided a connection between the sciences and the humanities, which he referred to as "the new humanism".
John Monk Saunders (November 22, 1897 – March 11, 1940) was an American novelist, screenwriter, and film director.
Harry Bache Smith (December 28, 1860 – January 1, 1936)]was a writer, lyricist and composer. The most prolific of all American stage writers, he is said to have written over 300 librettos and more than 6000 lyrics. Some of his best-known works were librettos for the composers Victor Herbert and Reginald De Koven. He also wrote the book or lyrics for several versions of the Ziegfeld Follies
(February 2, 1854 – October 7, 1935) was an American actor, born in Philadelphia..
He began his career in a minstrel show with Haverly's United Mastodon Minstrels, but by 1878 was playing at the Chestnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia, and the next year appeared in M'lisswith Annie Pixley. After several years in regular comedy, he took up some comic opera, appearing with the McCaull Comic Opera Company and making a great success in Erminie (1886). In 1889, leaving New York's Casino Theatre, he made his appearance as a star in The Oolah. Plays in which he starred subsequently include: The Merry Monarch (1890); The Lion Tamer (1891); The Little Corporal (1898); "The Little Father of the Wilderness" (1905); The Bachelor's Baby (1909), written by himself. He also appeared in several productions of Rip Van Winkle. He formed his own theater company 1899. He was the author of Joseph Jefferson: Reminiscences of a Fellow Player (1906), The Eugene Field I Knew (1898), "Francis Wilson's Life of Himself" Houghton Mifflin Company(1924), "John Wilkes Booth, Fact and Fiction of Lincoln's Assassination", Houghton Mifflin Company (1929), a book written with information from his close friend Edwin Booth, and several plays of which The Bachelor's Baby was the most successful. Francis Wilson was the founding president of Actors Equity, 1913-1920.
Walter Wanger (July 11, 1894 – November 18, 1968) was an American film producer active in filmmaking from the 1910s to the turbulent production of Cleopatra in 1963. Wanger developed a reputation as an intellectual and a socially conscious movie executive who produced provocative message movies and glittering romantic melodramas. Wanger was strongly influenced by European films, and made many productions geared towards international markets.
Joan Geraldine Bennett (Wanger) (February 27, 1910 – December 7, 1990) was an American stage, film and television actress. Besides acting on the stage, Bennett appeared in more than 70 motion pictures from the era of silent movies, well into the sound era. She is possibly best-remembered for her film noir femme fatale roles in director Fritz Lang's movies such as The Woman in the Window(1944) and Scarlet Street (1945).
Note From Lew- Exchanging duplicates is one way I continually build my collection.. I am interested in bookplates used by notable people from any country.
If you have items for possible exchange please send scans to
Robert McCracken Peck's Bookplate byRichard E. Bishop,
Note from Lew--Robert Peck, who is Senior Fellow at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University in Philadelphia, would be willing to exchange copies of his Bishop bookplate for others relating to natural history and exploration Here is his contact information.
"Elias Lieberman (1883–1969), American poet and educator, was a Russian Jew who emigrated to the United States with his family at the age of seven. After graduating from the City College of New York in 1903, he began working as an English teacher at a public school. Lieberman went on to earn his M.A. and Ph.D. from New York University, serving also as editor of Puck, The American Hebrew, and the Scholastic. He later worked for the New York Board of Education, as an associate superintendent of schools in charge of the junior high school division. His most famous poem, “I Am an America,” was published in 1916 by the popular periodical Everybody’s. The poem soon became a favorite, recited at graduation ceremonies and American Legion meetings"
The information shown above came from http://www.whatsoproudlywehail.org/authors/elias-lieberman
The bookplate artist's initials appear to be EB
The on line description includes the following information:
"The collection contains four series: Biographical material, Correspondence, Memorabilia, and Writings. The Correspondence is arranged chronologically, while the Memorabilia is arranged alphabetically by type (i.e. advertisements, bookplates, programs, tributes). Writings is divided into two subseries, Works by Lieberman and Works by others, within which materials are arranged alphabetically by title".
The university has been contacted and I am awaiting their response.
I have a duplicate of the Lieberman plate for possible exchange.
My last posting about exchanging bookplates of notable people worked out very well for everyone who participated.
Two bookplates in particular were very welcome additions to my collection.
Ellis Parker Butler (December 5, 1869 – September 13, 1937) was an American author. He was the author of more than 30 books and more than 2,000 stories and essays and is most famous for his short story "Pigs Is Pigs", in which a bureaucratic stationmaster insists on levying the livestock rate for a shipment of two pet guinea pigs, which soon start proliferating exponentially. His most famous character was Philo Gubb.
The second trade was for a bookplate from the library of Colette. It has not arrived yet but here is some biographical information about her.
Colette (French: [kɔ.lɛt]; Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, 28 January 1873 – 3 August 1954) was a French novelist nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948. Her best known work, the novella Gigi (1944), was the basis for the film and Lerner and Loewe stage production of the same name. She was also a mime, an actress and a journalist.
See you again on Sunday.-Lew
your side , my side and the right side.
I have no idea what actually occurred during the incidents described below but it is certainly worth mentioning since as a nation we are going through some sort of mid-life crisis with two very flawed leaders and their groupies involved in a death struggle from which we are all at great risk.
Feel free to respond .
"Record Name Plates were also known as Record Album Plates and Phonoplates and never really took off. They were introduced in the early 1940s and were no longer included in catalogs after about 1950."
Shown below is a page from an Antioch Bookplate Company catalog.
Rebecca Eschliman supplied the following information.
Here are some of the most interesting bookplates I found.
Fellow Collector Richard Schimmelpfeng just srnt the following information:
I found a reference in Gutenberg Museum Katalog, G41,749 for a monogram plate by Joakim Skovgaard (1856-1933), Denmark. for NPT 1913. Initials over a printer's ball, ie ink ball. Measures 58x50 mm. Found in either black and white, or colored. Usually the monogram would have the main initial larger than others, so, I thnk this may match your plate, even though the LS doesn't.
In three separate albums I found these bookplates by Francis Lee Jacques.
Ropes End sounds like the title of a mystery novel. I'm guessing Mr .Richardson was a reporter or a mystery writer. I came up with this information while searching Google.
"The Los Angeles Examiner paper was from 1903 to 1962 when it then became the Los Angeles Herald Examiner. In the 1940s city editor James H. Richardson encouraged and promoted his reporters to bring to light the scandals and crime in Hollywood."
Let's call this mystery bookplate #2 until I verify with certainty who the owner was.
You input would be appreciated.
This charming bookplate was used in the 1920s or 30s. at P.S. 46 in the Bronx.
The school is still open so I wrote to the principal to see if they have any records indicating who the artist CAB was.
I'll be posting more of the bookplates I unearthed later in the week.
Two Bookplate ExhibitsMajor bookplate exhibits are infrequent . Two exhibits in one month are unprecedented The first exhibit is at the Rosenbach Library here in Philadelphia.
Note From Lew
While I think of it I am long overdue for my annual Ebay listing of 25 very special bookplates. Send me an email and I will notify you when my listings are up and running. If you are particularly interested in a certain artist or theme advise me accordingly and I will try to include some items for you.
Was Arthur Frisbie an Egyptologist or a Dung Beetle enthusiast ?
The artist appears to be JFK or FJK. Your input would be appreciated.
It is the story behind private Trumbull that is of interest, Here is some biographical information
about him from Time Magazine
So he was sentenced to 26 years of hard labor which was reduced to one year and later ran unsuccessfully for congress in 1940.
This sounds like a John Grisham novel.
Here is one more mystery bookplate.
I'll see you again on Sunday by which time I may have recuperated from waking up in an alternative universe.
Grolier Club Bookplates, Past And Present
A bookplate exhibit is now open at The Grolier Club located at
47 E 60th St, New York, NY 10022
It is in the second floor gallery
Immersion in the arts
I am glad we had a chance to chat and I look forward to your response.
Bookplate collecting is my hobby and I am an active buyer.
It's hard to nail down what interests me but this may help.
In the best case scenario an accumulation of loose bookplates or bookplates on detached boards are preferred.
For bookplates pasted in books here are some of my interests;
Any bookplates which you think are unique or attractive.
Bookplates used by notable people
Bookplates with Judaica themes
Finely engraved bookplates.
My preference is for books under $25.00 but for 18th century American bookplates or bookplates used by famous people I am willing to pay
The ball is in your court..
Perhaps you can send scans or descriptions.
I'll keep you updated about the results but in general this approach is productive, sometimes years later. As an afterthought , I will revise future emails to explain how to recognize universal bookplates and that they are of no interest to me.
Here is a bookplate I just purchased from a dealer who was contacted last week.
Thirty Five + Years of Experience Condensed in One ArticleFor those of you who are new to bookplate collecting here is a link that
you will find helpful.
This is the first response received
It was sent by Mike.
I have collected eighteenth century dated English plates since I was a school boy and I hope shortly to be in a position to do an article for The Bookplate Journal illustrating one from each year from my own collection.
I have over the years acquired a good number of them,although I have several for some years, there are currently just eight years that have remained elusive. They are 1714;1728;1731;1732;1771;1772;1784and 1794. To count either the plate must itself be dated or the engraver’s signature must include a date.
Note From Lew -
While sorting through my own dated plates I came upon this one.
Brian North Lee wrote the following on page 22 in the March 1998 issue of The Bookplate Journal
"John Walford's ex-libris seems milder until one notices the knife in the hand of the cherub at left,who otherwise might seem to be giving a simple anatomy lesson to his fellows, though the one at right is perhaps straining to hear what is being said .Whilst amorini are perhaps more acceptable than human figures in such compositions, it is more comfortable and traditional to see them as harbingers of love"
giving a bookseller or in this case a bookish hotel free publicity. If I ever go to Portugal here is where I would like to stay, The Literary Man Obidos Hotel. .By way of coincidence, the travel section in today's New York Times (12/11/2016) is all about bookish hotels around the world as well as book stores.
Not too many bookplates make me laugh or at least smile.
Here are a few that amuse me.
If you have any bookplates in your collection which amuse you please send scans and I will try to add them to this posting.
Dr Darnell 's practice was in Germantown,Pennsylvania.He was on the staff at Hahnemann Hospital.His wife Mildred Hollis Darnell designed his bookplate.
It is that time of year again. I want to wish each and every one of you a joyful, healthy and prosperous new year.
|From Hugh Thomson|
From George and Kazuko Sekine
12/27/2016 Here is another response from Olli Ylönen
Dear Lew Jaffe,
Your question about the mystery Christmas card:
I read the calligraphy as Mrs. Amanda A. Carsey
Wishing You a Happy New Year,
The Grolier Club cordially invites you to
"The World of Bookplates”
-- A Mini-Symposium Occasioned by the Exhibition “Grolier Club Bookplates Past & Present”
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
5- 7:30 pm
47 East 60th Street
New York, NY
Free and open to the public
Alexander L. Ames, PhD candidate in History, University of Delaware, curator of “The Art of Ownership: Bookplates and Book Collectors from 1480 to the Present" at the Rosenbach of the Free Library and co-curator of “Grolier Club Bookplates Past & Present”
Molly Dotson, Assistant Director for Special Collections at the Robert B. Haas Family Library, Yale University, and Curator of the Yale Bookplate Collection
William Butler, John Edward Fowler Distinguished Professor of Law, Dickinson School of Law, Pennsylvania State University, bookplate collector, founding editor of The Bookplate Journal and author of The Golden Era of American Bookplate Design (1986) and Modern English Bookplates (1990), both in co-authorship with Darlene J. Butler
.Mark Samuels Lasner
Senior Research Fellow
University of Delaware Library
181 South College A
Photographs from the exhibit provided by fellow collector Michael Anthony Middleton
This is my starting point. The checklist which appeared in the
1945-1946 YearBook of The American Society of Bookplate Collectors and Designers .I need scans of the following #1, #2, #8, #11, #12,#14,#22
plus all bookplate done after 1946. Your help would be appreciated.
Lew Jaffe Bookplatemaven@hotmail.com
Bookplates and Ephemera for Possible Exchange
|Finely engraved map bookplate by Roy Cooney for Cdr. A.T.|
Here is a nine year snapshot of pages viewed by country.
The Chinese viewers are under reported. I suspect some Chinese bookplate collectors somehow are able to bypass the government censors and my blog is passed around from collector to collector.
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Before I get started let me mention that I will be listing a number of choice bookplates on Ebay in a week or two. If you would like me to notify you when the listings begin send me an email.
Disney characters are used on many universal bookplates.
Shown below is a bookplate which mayhave been used by Walt Disney.
I have read conflicting stories about the authenticity of the bookplate .
bookshop in Philadelphia..I remember that the abbreviation of the owner's name was S.O.S but for some reason I did not write down his name
The Clinton bookplate is inscribed to Worthington White, a White House usher who worked there from 1980 to 2012. He and Clinton shared a love for golf.
I received the following message from Mr. Don Dimock and I asked him to send some biographical information.
Notes From Lew- If you have any home made bookplates and you want them added to this blog posting send a scan to
I have been sorting through a large collection built between 1930-1950 .It has many duplicates from England , France Germany,Italy Spain , Russia Australia and California.I would be interested in trading or selling the duplicates.
Here are a few examples.
To celebrate the anniversary I have begun a simple bookplate contest with a nice
prize for the winner.
The contest relates to this bookplate for Doctor Ferdinandi Pasquinelli
He was licensed in Italy in 1908
The motto at the top of his plate translates as follows:
Latin nihil sub sole novum, from the Hebrew אֵין כָּל חָדָשׁ תַּחַת הַשָּׁמֶשׁ (en kol chadásh táchat hashámesh, “there is nothing new under the sun”), from Ecclesiastes 1:9.
The contest is very simple .
This newsletter was written by John Renjilian.
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Antiquarian History, arts, domestic science; books, manuscipts, graphics & paper
Hold on tight, it's a busy month!
First up is the winter sale at Westport Library, 20 Jessup Rd, Westport, CT 06880. Saturday, March 4, 9 am-5 pm, March 5, 1-5 pm, March 6, 9 am-5 pm (everything half-price), March 7, 9 am-noon (contribution day). Mass market paperbacks Hardcover and trade paperback fiction and mysteries, Children's books, from infants to teens, Nonfiction hardcover: cooking, gardening, home & crafts, travel, history, biography, etc., DVDs and CDs, Vinyl LPs, Test preparation books, Jigsaw puzzles. www.westportlibrary.org, 203-291-4800.
The next week begins Rare Book Week in NYC, opening with the ABAA Fair, 9-12 March, at the Park Ave Armory, 643 Park at 67th St, 10065. Opening night preview runs from 5-9, $50 includes one readmission, Friday 12-8, Saturday 12-7, Sunday 12-5; $25 each day, or $40 for the run. There will be over 200 American and international dealers there, and as always they will have magnificent items, with equivalent prices. But it's certainly an education, and dealers often do bring items within the range of ordinary collectors. The list of dealers and other information is at www.nyantiquarianbookfair.com. Sanford Smith runs the show for the ABAA, firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-777-5218.
Two satellite fairs piggyback on the big show, and they are on separate days this year. Friday, 10 March will see the NYC Book and Ephemera Fair, at the Wallace Hall of St Ignatius Loyola, 980 Park Ave at 83rd St, from 8AM to 7PM. A free shuttle service will run all day, beginning at 7.45, between Wallace Hall and the Armory. About 50 dealers as of now, $15 admission. The hall is well laid out and well lighted, and the dealers will have a wide variety in all price ranges. Don't miss this one, and bring coffee when you come, an 11 hour show should leave dealers bleary eyed! Forget the coffee, maybe that's better for negotiating! Marvin Getman's Impact Events Group runs the fair, www.bookandpaperfairs.com, mgetman@antiqueandbookshows,com, or 781-862-4039.
Opening the next day, 11 March, will be the second satellite, the Manhattan Vintage Book & Ephemera and Fine Press Fair, at the Church of St Vincent Ferrer, 869 Lexington Ave at 66th St, 10065, 10-5, $15 admission. This show is across the street from the back of the Armory so no shuttle will be needed. About 35 antiquarian dealers on the list, in addition to a good selection of fine presses. Again well laid out, the fine press folks are in one section and the antiquarians in the main area. An excellent selection of both merchandise and prices here as well. Flamingo Eventz runs this one, www.flamingoeventz.com or 603-509-2639.
if you make it through the weekend you have a week to prepare for Ephemera 37, 18-19 March, at the Hyatt Regency, 1800 Putnam Ave, Old Greenwich, CT 06870. 10-5 Saturday, 11-4 Sunday, $15 two day admission, $8 Sunday only. I haven't counted the dealers but it doesn't matter, the hall will be full and the goodies abounding. Not a book fair per se, there will still be many books present, and if you haven't yet discovered the pleasures of ephemera this would be a great place to start. The Ephemera Society holds their annual conference concurrently, with a full schedule of events beginning on Friday, you can check the list at www.epemerasociety.org. Marvin Getman's Impact Events Group runs this fair also, www.bookandpaperfairs.com, mgetman@antiqueandbookshows,com, or 781-862-4039.
(born Vilmos Andreas Pogány) (August 1882 – 30 July 1955) was a prolific Hungarian illustrator of children's books and others. .] He is best known for his pen and ink drawings of myths and fables.] A large portion of Pogany's work is described as Art Nouveau. Pogany's artistic style is heavily fairy-tale orientated and often feature motifs of mythical animals such as nymphs and pixies."
The reason not much has been written about his bookplates is that he was primarily involved with book and magazine illustration and movie set design. Most of his bookplates were universal and were distributed by The Castle Co.Ltd.The only custom designed bookplate shown below was done for Anna May Wong