This bookplate is by painter-printmaker Rockwell Kent (1882-1971), author and illustrator of his adventure memoirs as well as illustrator of works by other writers, notably a 1930 edition of Melville's Moby-Dick.
This bookplate has a portrait of Walt Whitman, who once said: The words of my book are nothing, the drift of it everything
Bookplate for a children's book.
Another bookplate designed by Rockwell Kent.
In 2001, the post office honored Rockwell Kent with this stamp, showing one of the Moby-Dick illustrations.
Behind the Rod of Asclepius is the Hippocratic Oath--a bookplate, ergo, intended for medical texts.
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