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Bookplate for President Calvin Coolidge; circular design with view of Coolidge's homestead in Plymouth, Vermont, a fishing rod propped against a tree in the foreground, nearby which a fishing basket and two white dogs; ornate bell-shaped frame bordered by twisted branches or roots (?), the upper part filled with the stars and stripes of the American flag, at centre a statue bust of Franklin, in profile to left. 1928
Wood-engraving printed as if intaglio
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Height: 103 millimetres ('plate-mark')
Height: 95 millimetres (design)
Width: 81 millimetres ('plate-mark')
Width: 75 millimetres (design)
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- Commissioned by one of the President's admirers in the summer of 1928 to give to him as a Christmas present in 1928. According to Butler and Butler, Sidney Lawton Smith made a drawing for the bookplate, which was completed by Cole; William E Butler and Daphne J Butler, 'The Golden Age of American Bookplate Design 1890-1940' (Fitzwilliam Museum, 1986), p. 47.
Lit.: O. S. Tonks, 'The bookplates of Timothy Cole', Yearbook of the American Society of Book Collectors and Designers (1931), pp. 5-18. Alphaeus P. Cole and Margaret Ward Cole, 'Timothy Cole. Wood-engraver' (Dublin, New Hampshire, 1992), p.162. Martin Hopkinson, 'Ex-Libris, the art of bookplates', BM 2011, p.106.
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