Books & Prints 2
WOODWORK by Arthur Romney Green, Vol. 1
Rare CFA Voysey designed antique bookplate for Stanley Austin c1928.
Stanley Austins bookplate draws on Voysey's knowledge of armorial style bookplates and heraldry. The Paschal Lamb is a Christian symbol, and the ecclesiastical figure in the centre is Saint Peter, who is shown holding the keys to the kingdom of heaven.
by Hugh Walpole
Rare CFA Voysey designed antique bookplate for
Beatrice Emily & James Morton 1901.
In "Symbolism in Design" Voysey identified this design as the joint bookplate of Beatrice Emily & James Morton.
The lady is of Irish descent, while her husband hails from Scotland, hence the thistle and the shamrock are growing together, whilst the birds stand sentry over the
Beatrice & James Morton were an artistic couple whe shared ideas about fine craftsmanship, politics & patronage of the arts. They surrounded themselves with
the latest art & furnishings of the day, much of which was designed or made
by artists & craftsmen who became their close friends.
This bookplate commemorates their wedding, on 21st March 1901.
The pair of interlocking hearts, which represents the Mortons union,
is a symbolic device often found in Voyseys pattern designs.
James was the son of Alexander Morton who founded the textile manufacturing company in Ayrshire in 1870. In 1895 James became a partner in the firm, transforming production by using avant-garde designers such as Voysey.
These fabrics were sold through retailers such as Liberty & Morris & Co in
London, and Wylie & Lochhead in Glasgow.
The bookplate contained within the book
Ludwig & Dr C. Schroter
Delightfully illustrated, the text in German.This copy was in James Morton's own Library,
Inscribed inside 'Bought in Berne 1897'
Arts and Crafts Architecture
By Peter Davey, 1997 softback.
Widely researched and with a generous serving of finely detailed colour photos, Arts & Crafts buildings and their settings have never looked better or more inviting.
Greene & Greene
By Edward R. Bosley, 2000 hardback.
Charles Sumner Greene & Henery Mather Greene, American Arts & Crafts architects/designers.
Houses and Gardens-Arts & Crafts Interiors
By M H Baillie Scott.
Well Illustrated colour & b&w 2004 edition of the work of Baillie Scott.
The Designs of ARCHIBOLD KNOX for Liberty & Co
By A J Tilbrook.
Profusly illustrated account of the works by Knox for Liberty's of London.