Thursday, January 26, 2012

Bookplate Junkie shares some bookplates with Papergreat

After I featured Lew Jaffe's wonderful blog, "Confessions of a Bookplate Junkie," in a post earlier this month, he was nice enough to send me some bookplates in the mail. Here they are:

According to this February 2009 Bookplate Junkie post, Elizabeth Watson Diamond "was a remarkable collector. She commissioned many artists to create bookplates for her library." Some more about Diamond can be found on this Art of the Print web page.

Reva Kern is a well-known designer of bookplates. According to the Penn State Special Collections Library, "she utilized a uniquely American method called the 'Provincetown Print' or 'White-Line Woodcut.' She wrote a history of the Provincetown Print, which can be read here.

On the back of this cat-themed bookplate is scrawled the word "Luxemburg" (Luxembourg?)

And here is one of Jaffe's own Ex Libris, with a meerkat theme.

Thanks so much for sharing these terrific bookplates, Lew!

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