Scholars have noticed that a bookplate
transforms a book
from an item of exchange into an object of personal attachment.
The design of any bookplate, therefore, must reflect on the
book's owner. Sadie Irvine here incorporates the traditional
tall urn of a New Orleans courtyard and the flowered dress
reminiscent of both girlhood and fabrics of the
arts and crafts movement.
Sadie Irvine's work as a printmaker was well
known. Several of
her studies of children were sold to St Nicholas Magazine.
The bookplates themselves can be found in various New Orleans