Six years ago, I began a custom that bookmen in the past have enjoyed doing, among them Luther A. Brewer and A. Edward Newton. Each Christmas they published a keepsake and sent it to their friends. I decided to post my Christmas keepsakes on My Sentimental Library blog, and share them with all of my readers. And I already had the bibliophilic resource to supply the material for the keepsakes: Contributions to Biblionotes, the "unofficial" newsletter of the "Bibliomites." Walter Harris was its editor, which means he was the author of practically all the contributions to Biblionotes.
I posted Walter Harris's first five essays to Biblionotes as my first five Christmas blog posts: Ex-libris, Chapbooks, Grangerisers, Miniature Books, and Peter Motteux. This year I am posting Walter Harris's essay: The Bewicks and Their Bookplates.
If you want to know more about Bibliomites, Biblionotes, and Walter Harris before reading this year's Christmas blog post, I recommend that you read my Dec 2013 Biblio Researching blog post:
About Bibliomites, Biblionotes and Walter "Wally" Harris
Obscure Private Presses: No. 1 The Rochester Press will be the the blog post for next Christmas. Here are hyperlinks to the first five Christmas blog posts:
Dec 2012: Ex-Libris: Number One of the Twelve Blog Posts For Christmas
Dec 2013: Chapbooks: Number Two of the Twelve Blog Posts For Christmas
Dec 2014: Grangerisers: Number Three of the Twelve Blog Posts for Christmas
Dec 2015: Miniature Books: Number Four of the Twelve Blog Posts For Christmas
Dec 2016: Peter Motteux: Number Five of the Twelve Blog Posts For Christmas
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