|Finely engraved map bookplate by Roy Cooney for Cdr. A.T.|
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 Speakers: 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 Reception follows .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
|From Hugh Thomson|
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, Olli Ylönen Lähetetty iPadista
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;1784 and 1794. To count either the plate must itself be dated or the engraver’s signature must include a date.
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"
Grolier Club Bookplates, Past And PresentA 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