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Monday, August 22, 2011

From My Collection of Bookplates--Black-and-White Ones

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.

1 comment:

  1. These are marvelous. Thanks, David, for sharing. Abrazos, linda gomez