Every once in a while I get a bookplate that makes me wonder about the owner.
Such is the case with the bookplate for James Allan.
My assumption is that James Allan was sent to do the work of God in Africa, before the days of political correctness. He had a friend ,H.T. Church , who designed his bookplate as a gift.
In this instance, Google has not been the shining light I have come to expect and none of my reference books mentions an H .F. Church
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Lew Jaffe has been collecting bookplates for over twenty-five years. The blog is chockful of pages from his personal collection as well as links to resources on bookplate collecting. He even shares his passion, showing you how to remove your a bookplate and sharing his tips for new collectors.
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