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Pope, Alexander Winthrop, d. 1915.
Pope, Alexander Winthrop, d. 1915.
OriginatorPope, Alexander Winthrop, d. 1915.
DesignerChambers, Jay
StyleBook label
Bookplate TypePictorial
Bookplate FunctionOwnership
Institutional or PersonalPersonal
Date1903
Dimensions61x82 mm
OrientationPortrait
Bookplate Text[artist's name:] JAY CHAMBERS / [text:] EX LIBRIS | ALEXANDER | WINTHROP | POPE
DescriptionPope describes his bookplate thus: "My book plate was designed by Jay Chambers of New York, and shows a standing figure of a gentle-man of the 1830 period, reading at a high table. He is perusing a large volume, his left arm resting on a couple of other books, the back of a third book showing on the table and three others on the floor. Two vases on the table to the right of the reader indicate the fancy of the owner of the plate for pottery. The background, seen through a circular window, shows a bright spring andscape, a succession of undulating fields bordering a quiet stream; the sky is light, with masses of clouds. The ensemble suggests the pleasant tranquility such as appeals strongly to the book lover." (Remarks, v.1: 10)
NotePope was the author of
ReferencePope, Alexander Winthrop. Remarks on some Masonic bookplates and their owners. 2 vols. Boston, 1908-1911.
RightsRare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; For more information, please contact the Rare Book and Manuscript Library: https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/7016277
CollectionJohn Starr Stewart Ex Libris Collection
Local Identifierexlibris0175.jp2
Repository/Holding LibraryUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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