Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Death of the Bookplate?

Death of the Bookplate? - Paper Cuts Blog - NYTimes.com: "Forget the death of the book. It turns out we have an even bigger problem: the death of the bookplate."

Slideshow of bookplates from the Yale collection here.

Update: Here's a nice bookplate blog.

4 comments:

  1. I used to have and use them. That was before I was taught that they deface the book, not identify it as mine. I also had a seal to press the similar information, stopped using that for the same reason. I loved those book plates I had, from Antioch I believe.

    I liked the paragraph on the death of the book and the reader: "I thought I was the reader."

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  2. Karin M3:54 PM

    I love bookplates but have never dared stick one in a book. I got some books from a friend's estate and they have his embossed seal, I think it's great. It's not defacing like writing all over the pages.

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  3. There is as always a different point of view.In the interest of full disclosure I am a bookplate junkie.
    Finding old bookplates is my crack cocaine. It is the secret door to all kinds of hidden knowledge.
    Lew Jaffe
    Http://bookplatejunkie.blogspot.com

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  4. Great blog, and I've put a link to it in the post.

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