Searching for something to feature for this week’s entry, I came across a volume titled Women Designers of Bookplates, just one of many extra-illustrated volumes of bookplates in the collection of Winward Prescott. Published in a limited edition in 1902, the book includes brief information on female bookplate designers of the period, reproduces a number of those plates, and leaves ample space for a collector to add his or her own. (Prescott did so, quite thoroughly).
Among the plates Prescott pasted into his copy were a handful designed by American artist and binding designer Olive Lathrop Grover. Below are both her own bookplate and one she designed for Mary K. Wheatland.