April 2, 2013
SLIDESHOW: Book plates from famous authors
by Kirsten Reach
Ernest Hemingway’s book plates look like book covers.
H.G. Wells’s plates have a hint of magic.
H.P. Lovecraft has the spookiest ones.
Jack London’s book plates will eat your face off.
Robert Frost’s book plates took the road less traveled by.
I’m surprised Lewis Carroll’s book plates don’t feature a Cheshire cat.
W.B. Yeats’s book plates are nautical and bleak.
Melville House author alert!
Maurice Sendak’s dog plates wish to mop for you.
Buzzfeed features 35 book plates from famous people, many of which are presidents and Hollywood stars. But the authors put up a good fight! Some book plates from famous authors are featured above, including Melville House author Harry Houdini.
Kirsten Reach is an editor at Melville House.