At a family literacy night, all children receive a backpack with the five books that were read aloud during the program; these titles bear a Phi Kappa Phi bookplate
. Teachers get a classroom set of the books, too.
Stage 1 of the project is now complete and the upgraded bookplate
outdoor cafe area, known as ex libris, was officially unveiled by the Director-General Jan Fullerton on Friday 23 November.
Like many collectors of his era, Sticht commissioned bookplates
to mark his ownership, and to differentiate his collection.
Moore noted that the possession of a bookplate
does add the booklover's pride of ownership and a reminder that any borrower of the book must also return it.
Societies for the furthering of bookplate
collecting, study and design exist today, and over the years numerous books on the subject have been published.
All the materials in European languages in the Morrison Collection have a kangaroo bookplate
attached, and through the kangaroo, eucalyptus, lakes and water bird symbols, it is obvious that Morrison was an Australian.
Following a short discussion of the art of the bookplate
and its utilization of Egyptian motifs from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, the collection is presented in three sections: 1) plates whose designs depict well-known works of Egyptian sculpture, craft, or architecture, such as the bust of Nefertiti or the Great Pyramids; 2) "agyptisierend" Exlibris making use of images that cannot be identified as those of particular Egyptian objects or buildings; and 3) those featuring a female sphinx, including a number with Greek elements.
For example, the October themed box of "Find Me in the Forest," included the novel "Wild Beauty," "Where The Wild Things Are," inspired magnetic bookmarks, a "Forbidden Forest" ceramic mug, a "Sherwood Forest" Blueberry Pie Loose Leaf Tea, an Autumnal Coaster, a "Cabeswater" Moss & Mint Scented candle, a "Princess Mononoke" inspired art print, and exclusive "Treehouse" button and author letter, signed bookplate
and flower seeds.
For our work, this meant that while a lengthy post discussing the history of a particular bookplate
found in our library's collections would be well-received on Tumblr, it would not be acceptable for Twitter (on which 140 characters is all the real estate that's granted for content) or on Pinterest (where images with succinct keyword-rich descriptions are optimal).
Emily Kader, Rare Book Research Librarian of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, reports that their "online catalog lists 25 books within the Walker Percy Collection that contain Percy's bookplate
. I've had a look at one of these volumes, and the bookplate
contained therein matches the description you have found."
The Western Libraries catalogue lists 1,551 titles attached to the Whitbys' digital bookplate
: http://www.lib.uwo.ca/catalogue/bookplates/viewfund.php?id=391 (accessed 10 June 2016).