Posts Tagged ‘Charlotte Wamroth’

Bookplate Mania, once again! Candidates for the best bookplate evah.

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

The Book Haven received a note from Jim Lewis (that’s all we know about him),  who doesn’t see why we should stop a good thing.

We’ve written about bookplate mania hereand here and here and here and here and here.   Now Jim has submitted his own candidates for the best bookplate evah. He wrote:

“I came across your blog and have enjoyed your comments about bookplates. I have collected these little gems for years and I am attaching to this e-mail, four examples of a theme that I enjoy – books/reading/library. I especially like the mood of Old Europe found in the Charlotte Wamroth plate; a book-laden table next to the open window with a view of the town’s cathedral in the distance. And then there is Florence Baird’s plate showing little angels bringing books into her library, and demons removing them.”

I have to admit a certain fondness for the little cherubs bringing the books, and the demons taking them away – but what does it all mean?

Thank you Jim, and thank you Florence Baird, Charlotte Wamroth, harpsichordist Marie Hay, and Levi W. Eaton, who seems to have a sort of UFO portrayed on his carpet.  Thank you,  whoever you are!