The Hang Fire Books Blog

The rantings of a bookdealer in Brooklyn, New York.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Hipster / Beatnik Bookplate

I just found this hep cat bookplate--"Ex Libris Stanley Rosenbaum"--in a copy of The Outer Edge by Charles Jackson (Signet 1950). I love the lettering and loose cartoony style. Looks like there's an artist's signature but I can't make it out.

2 comments:

Lew Jaffe said...

Thought you might also enjoy my bookplate blog

Http://bookplatejunkie.blogspot.com

William Smith said...

I do. You're in my sidebar under "Book Arts" in fact. Picked up another nice one this weekend that I'll be putting up soon. I actually know very little about bookplates. Can you recommend a few reference works?