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[Bookplate for Charles Fyfe by R. P.]
[Bookplate for Charles Fyfe by R. P.]
Title[Bookplate for Charles Fyfe by R. P.]
CreatorP., R.
Date Created[between 1913 and 1945]
Sort Date1945
DescriptionBookplate printed in black ink, with a purple/blue ink, rubber-stamped annotation. This ex-libris depicts a woman reading to a young boy on a park or garden bench. The idyllic landscape behind them features a lake with two swans swimming in it. Further in the distance is a forest with the silhouettes of two figures standing among the trees and large dramatic clounds sweeping by in the background.
Extent1 bookplate : wood engraving, commercial rubber stamp ; 7 x 10.2 cm
SubjectChildren ; Landscape drawings
Subject - GeographicBoston (Mass.)
Personal NamesFyfe, Charles
TypeStill Image
NotesThe Charles Fyfe who owned this bookplate, was likely the contractor from Montreal, Canada. Originally born in Aberdeen, Scotland, Fyfe became a citizen upon moving to Canada. Later in life, he moved to Florida, where he passed away in 1945. The printed text on the back of this plate indicates that it was a commercially produced design by the company Rust Craft. Founded in Kansas City in 1906, the company moved to Boston in 1913. While they eventually grew to become one of the dominate businesses in the greeting card industry, they also made bookmarks, postcards and bookplates. Although marketed and sold by a large company, it seems that this bookplate was initialed by the original artist. The initials 'R. P.' are visible under magnification in the bottom right hand corner, under what appears to be an artist's remarque.
1) Obituaries. March 28, 1945. The Evening Independent. Retrieved March 1, 2010 from, 2265996
2) Obituaries. March 28, 1945. St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved March 1, 2010 from, 205246
3) Thoughts of Bibliomaven. (September 27, 2009) Dickens' Boxed Set Published by Rust Craft. Accessed on March 1, 2009 from
Access IdentifierBP MUR USA P F944
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_USA_P_F944
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. Thomas Murray Bookplates Collection. Leslie Binder. BP MUR USA P F944
Date Available2010
Publisher - DigitalVancouver : University of British Columbia Library
RightsImages provided for research and reference use only. Permission to publish, copy, or otherwise use these images must be obtained from Rare Books and Special Collections:
TranscriptEX LIBRIS R. P. Charles Fyfe, Montreal. RUST CRAFT BOSTON U.S.A.
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