Title:Norman H. Strouse collection of bookplates, 1798-1950
Creator/Contributor:Strouse, Norman H., creator, collector.
Creator/Contributor:Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957, correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957, artist.
Creator/Contributor:Fass, John S. (John Stroble), 1890-1973, artist.
Contains numerous samples of bookplates from various bookplate designers around the world. Also contains a letter from renowned
typographer and book designer Bruce Rogers on his letterhead stationery, responding to a request from a collector for a sample
bookplate. Rogers asserts he was "never much interested in bookplates except as design and I think a collection of bookplates
contain more examples of medium[?] or bad design than almost any other form of graphic arts" but encloses two samples of his
own work as well as his personal bookplate designed by an Allen [?] as a token of goodwill. Some of the bookplates in the
collection are marked on the verso with the name or initials of the designer but many are not. Includes one folder of bookplates
designed by John S. Fass. Also includes a typescript list of the designers that have been identified in the collection.
Subject:Rogers, Bruce -- 1870-1957 -- In bookplates
Rogers, Bruce -- 1870-1957 -- Correspondence
Norman H. Strouse collection of bookplates,1798-1950, BANC MSS 2015/179, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift; of Norman H. Strouse; 198601.
Bruce Rogers (May 14, 1870-May 21, 1957) was an American typographer and type designer, acclaimed by some as among the greatest
book designers of the twentieth century.
BANC MSS 2015/179 box 1