Sunday, 23 October 2011
October Odds and Ends 2 - J.H. Holbrook M.D.
This bookplate appears to be quite specific in that it does not have a generic space to fill in a name like many prize bookplates typically have, rather it appears to have been specifically designed for the individual to whom the dedication was made. A gift from the Hamilton Rotary Club to J.H. Holbrook M.D., I found this bookplate fascinating for its completeness and apparent uniqueness. I can't imagine that the Hamilton Rotary Club would have commissioned a designer to create just a single bookplate, but having inspected this ex libris very closely it appears that they did exactly that.
Of course, this has made me wonder why they would do such a thing, but more research will be required before I'll have answers for you. To date, I've yet to discover more but I'll report back here as soon as I do. In the meantime, enjoy the last week of October. I have a busy book week ahead of me and will have more to report on the weekend.