Thursday 23 February 2012

Bookplate Society News - Winter 2011/12

Vol.33 No.2 Winter 2011/12
I'm still tackling the backlog of bookplates and publications that accrued over the Christmas holiday, so I figured I'd start with the easier ex libris items in the pile in an effort to get caught up.  The Bookplate Society has delivered its latest newsletter to members this past month, and once again it is packed with information, short articles, event updates, members interests, and the latest auction.  As usual, there is much going on across the pond and it often makes me wonder if a similar society could not be established here in Canada.  More on that thought later.

The latest newsletter includes the society's calendar for 2012, two interesting short articles - one dealing with modern bookplates in limited edition books, the other an examination of Frank Brangwyn's bookplates for John Gilmer.  Likewise there is an insightful little entry on a bookplate attributed to Stephen Tumim.  The latest auction offers 172 lots, many of which will appeal to those collecting coat of arms ex libris or looking to fill gaps in their Franks catalogue.  As usual there are also book reviews and membership news, and it was nice to see some new members added to the roll.  Finally, I wish to thank the Bookplate Society for their kind mention of this blog on the back page in member's news.  Hopefully, this will result in further traffic to this site.  Until next time then....

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