I enjoy a nice bookplate as much as the next guy…and genuinely love finding the occational exceptional one (e.g. Cecil B. DeMille’s orange art deco plate in a nice copy of The Near East is about my favorite). I am, however, a book guy at heart.
Luckily, there are those who see books as mere vehicles for the art and pleasure that is the bookplate, and to that end, I want to introduce you to the Bookplate Junkie [disclaimer…this is a friend and client, please do not hold this against him]. The site is really wonderful.
It reminds me, yet again, that there are far too many things to learn. I am going to need decades and decades just to stay current…urgh.