HELFAND, William H. Bookplate Collection, bulk 1897-1993
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Guide to the William H. Helfand Bookplate Collection, 1776-1993, bulk 1897-1993



Title:
William H. Helfand Bookplate Collection, 1776-1993, bulk 1897-1993


OCLC No.:
826372447

 

Dates:
1776-1993

 

Bulk Dates:
1897-1993

 

Extent:
1 linear foot (3 binders)

 

Abstract:
This collection consists of 18th, 19th, and 20th century bookplates collected by club member William H. Helfand, and features medicine as a major theme.

 

Access Restrictions:
Collection is open for research use. Copyright restrictions may apply; please contact repository for requests for copying and for authorization to publish, quote, or reproduce the materials.

Preferred Citation:
[Description and date of item], [Binder/Sleeve Number], William H. Helfand Bookplate Collection, The Grolier Club of New York.


About the Finding Aid:

This finding aid was prepared by Rachel E. Greer in Microsoft Word at the Grolier Club, January, 2013. This collection can be found in the Research Guide to Bookplate Collections held at the Grolier Club.

 

Related Materials:
The Grolier Club Archives contain several other bookplate collections including: Grolier Club Bookplate Collection, Montclair Art Museum Bookplate Collection, Spencer Van B. Nichols Bookplate Collection.
The Grolier Club print collection contains 11 lithographed sheets of late 19th century French pharmaceutical trade labels (GCPC-2013-003-1 through GCPC-2013-003-11); Gift of William H. Helfand, July 2013.

Provenance:
This collection was donated to the Club by William Helfand in December of 2012. Helfand collected the bookplates included in this collection over a period of forty years, at auctions, ephemera fairs, and from dealers. In addition, the auction of Philadelphia pediatrician Samuel Radbill’s collection provided many of the larger specimens in this collection, while Helfand donated the majority of the smaller bookplates that Radbill had collected to the College of Physicians of Philadelphia.

                                            

Access Points: 


Names:

Birnholz, Marco

Cole, Walter

Fingesten, Michael, 1889-1941

Helfand, William H.

Henry-André

Pick, Anton

Radbill, Samuel

Vannuccini, Enrico

 

Subjects:

Bookplates

 

Biographical/Historical Note:
Bookplates, or ex libris, are usually decorative seals, prints, or labels pasted into books to denote ownership. The earliest bookplates of this sort date to 15th century Germany. Bookplates typically display a motif related to the owner. Historically, bookplates also reflect current artistic and visual fashions, and this collection is no exception.  

 

A member of The Grolier Club for over 30 years, William H. Helfand is one of the foremost collectors of medical ephemera in the world. His collections of posters, postcards, and other ephemera are held at many distinguished institutions, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the National Library of Medicine, and the New York Academy of Medicine, among others. With degrees in Chemical Engineering and Pharmacy, Helfand enjoyed a long career with Merck & Co., retiring in 1987.  Helfand has published a number of books and articles on the history of pharmacy and on prints, caricatures, posters and ephemera relating to the history of pharmacy and medicine and has won numerous awards related to this writing. Helfand has served as a consultant for a variety of institutions including the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the National Library of Medicine. His collections have been featured in a variety of prominent exhibits, including the 2002 Grolier Club exhibit: Quack, Quack, Quack: The Sellers of Nostrums in Prints, Posters, Ephemera and Books. He lives in New York City.

 

Scope and Content Note:
This collection consists of nearly 400 individual bookplates.  These bookplates are medically themed and feature a variety of medical and scientifically themed images including but not limited to: snakes, syringes, mortar & pestles, naked women, naked children, laboratories, skeletons, and others.  Older specimens feature more classical themes. Several artists feature prominently in this collection, including: Michael Fingenstein, Enrico Vannuccini, Walter Cole, Anton Pick, Henry-André, and others. Many of the bookplates included belong to Marco Birnholz, a Viennese pharmacist. Although his collection was seized by the Nazis, he managed to get a great deal of the collection back after the war. The striking imagery favored by Helfand is a strength of this collection.

 

Arrangement Note:
The archivist arranged these collections into four series. These series are delineated by size, due to the type of enclosures used to display the bookplates.  The series are as follows:

Series I: 8x10

Series II: 5x7

Series III: 4x6

Series IV: 3x5

Within each series, the bookplates are arranged alphabetically by the person or corporation indicated on the bookplate because that is the category for which there was the most information.  The Grolier Club holds excel spreadsheets that can provide further searching and browsing capabilities, and can be accessed by contacting The Grolier Club Librarian.

 

Container List: 

Series I: 8x10

 

ID #

Binder #

Engraver/Artist

Owner

Date

1

1

Ade, M.

Ade, Alfred

Undated

2

1

[Illegible]

Airoldi, Dr. Luigi

Undated

3

1

Bastanier, Hans

Albrand, Dr.

1921

4

1

Hesshaimer, L.

Alerander, Dr. Gustav

1919

5

1

Beitt

Andlinger, Dr. Joh

Undated

6

1

Fingensten, Michael

Andrews, Irene D.

1939

7

1

Unidentified

Arnet, Victor

Undated

8

1

Buerck, Paul

Aufrecht, Emanuel

Undated

9

1

Bird, E.B.

Baker, Walter Warner

Undated

10

1

Martini, Alberto

Balbi, Giorgio

Undated

11

1

Martini, Alberto

Balbi, Giorgio

Undated

12

1

Signara/Bartalozzi

Bar, Sir Thomas Gage

1805

13

1

[Kinkler, Ed]

BardenHeuer, Dr. F. H.

Undated

14

1

Unidentified

Barker, Lewellys F.  Jr. Memorial

Undated

15

1

[Mauer, Hermann]

Bauer, Dr.

1922

16

1

Jell, Richard

Bauer, Fritz

Undated

17

1

Fuchs, R.

Baumstark, Dr.

Undated

17a

1

Signara/ Hughes

Bennett, R.H. Alexander

1780

18

1

Unidentified

Bergman, Dr. Otto

Undated

19

1

Langbein, Robert

Beringer, Dr. Joseph A.

1912

20

1

Unidentified

Berka, Ivan

Undated

21

1

[Lefkeinbein, L.]

Beumer, Dr. Fritz

1922

22

1

Bange, Franz

Birnholz, Marco

1933

23

1

Bange, Franz

Birnholz, Marco

1933

24

1

Bange, Franz

Birnholz, Marco

1933

25

1

[Elgner, Leo]

Birnholz, Marco

Undated

26

1

[Elgner, Leo]

Birnholz, Marco

Undated

27

1

[Illegible]

Birnholz, Marco

Undated

28

1

Kassir, Franz

Birnholz, Marco

Undated

29

1

Unidentified

Birnholz, Marco

1930

30

1

Unidentified

Birnholz, Marco

1931

31

1

Unidentified

Birnholz, Marco

1933

32

1

Unidentified

Birnholz, Marco

Undated

33

1

Unidentified

Birnholz, Marco

Undated

34

1

Unidentified

Birnholz, Marco

Undated

34a

1

[Illegible]

Bissantz, Georg

Undated

35

1

Ritter, Karl

Bissantz, Georg

Undated

36

1

Unidentified

Bissantz, Georg

Undated

37

1

Michel

Blechen, Carl

1922

38

1

Staeger, F.

Bräuer, Dr. Arthur

Undated

39

1

Schaefer, Ludwig

Brenske, Dr. M.

Undated

40

1

Schultz, Freidank

Brunner, Dr. Ernst

Undated

41

1

[Hacker]

Buerk, Christian

Undated

42

1

[Kinkler, Ed]

Burcer, Justus

Undated

43

1

[Illegible]

Burckhard, Dr. Georg

Undated

44

1

Stoehr, A.

Burckhard, Dr. Georg

1902

45

1

Albaracci/Rosell

Catasus, Dr. J.

1951

46

1

[Falzáp, Louis Garcia]

Catasus, Dr. J.

1953

47

1

Miciano, Teodoro

Catasus, Dr. J.

Undated

48

1

Odori, Miyako

Catasus, Dr. J.

Undated

49

1

Rossell, R.

Catasus, Dr. J.

1951

50

1

Saez, J. Fernandez

Catasus, Dr. J.

1952

51

1

Saez, J. Fernandez

Catasus, Dr. J.

1952

52

1

Unidentified

Catasus, Dr. J.

Undated

53

1

Wellner, K.

Cernick, Dr. L.F.

Undated

54

1

Henry-Andrè

Chevalier, Dr. Joseph

1899

55

1

[DeLoet, George P. ]

Clovis-Coisy

1920

56

1

Colin-Gury

Colin, Dr. et Mme.

1949-1950

57

1

Lux, Richard

Corti, Carlo

1928

58

1

Signara/ Hughes

Currier, John

[1805]

59

1

[Hacker]

D.Z.

1937

60

1

De Connick, R.

De Bruuker, Dr. F.

1940

61

1

[Illegible]

Deneke, Antonie

1922

62

1

Dnuka, M.

Dietrich, Dr. Curt

Undated

63

1

[Peinchtner, Barton]

Donin, Dr. Richard Kurt

1927

64

1

Hofer, Paul

Dorschfeldt, Erich

Undated

65

1

Rehn

Dorschfeldt, Erich

Undated

66

1

Rehn

Dorschfeldt, Erich

Undated

67

1

Rehn

Dorschfeldt, Erich

Undated

68

1

Fingensten, Michael

Elephant

Undated

69

1

Koch, Rudolf

Elsfincke, Dr. Heinz und Frau

1935

70

1

Lambert, André

Erhard, Rudolf

1911

71

1

[Illegible]

Felixwalter

Undated

72

1

[Illegible]

Feriz, Dr. Hans

1926

73

1

[Illegible]

Feriz, Dr. Hans

1926

74

1

Jilovsky, Georg

Fischer, Dr. Oskar

Undated

75

1

Rehn

Fischer, Erhardt

Undated

76

1

Kulhánek, Stan

Fischl, Dr. Leopold

Undated

77

1

Kunst, A.

Frank, Dr. A.

Undated

78

1

[Illegible]

Franzen, Dr. Gartwig

Undated

79

1

Heroux

Frûnkel, Dr. Kurt

Undated

80

1

Kirxol, H.

Gehort, D.B. & Dr. H. Kunge

Undated

81

1

Feh, H.

Gerster, Dr. Carl

[1902]

82

1

Unidentified

Graff, Madeleine

Undated

83

1

Unidentified

Gross, Dr. Lugfried

Undated

84

1

Unidentified

Gross, Dr. Lugfried

Undated

85

1

[Illegible]

Haas, Dr. T.

Undated

86

1

Unidentified

Haller, Dr. Paul

Undated

87

1

Schultz, Freidank

Heider, Dr. Franz

Undated

88

1

Kunst, A.

Helcelet, Momjir

Undated

89

1

Unidentified

Hessberg, Richard

Undated

90

1

Rehn

Hoffman, Fritz

Undated

91

1

[Illegible]

Hünter, Dr. Alfred

Undated

92

1

Vannuccini, Enrico

Iason, Alfred H.

Undated

93

1

Unidentified

Jannova, Dr. Ebba

Undated

94

1

[Mauer, Hermann]

Jenke, Dr.

1920

95

1

Bajor, A.

Jeno, Dr. Holl

Undated

96

1

Unidentified

Jung, Dr. Paul

Undated

97

1

Beyros

Kahn, Dr. Otto

Undated

98

1

Unidentified

Katz, Paul

Undated

99

1

[Illegible]

Kaufman, Dr. Rudolf

Undated

100

2

Ade, M.

Klüber, Dr. Joseph

Undated

101

2

Ade, M.

Klüber, Dr. Joseph

Undated

102

2

Blúmel, G.

Klüber, Dr. Joseph

Undated

103

2

[Illegible]

Klüber, Dr. Joseph

1910

104

2

Schiestl, Roolf

Klüber, Dr. Joseph

Undated

105

2

Fingensten, Michael

Knauf, Dr. Karl

Undated

106

2

[Pilgren, Leo]

Knauf, Dr. Karl

Undated

107

2

Fingensten, Michael

Könyve, Arady Di

Undated

108

2

Unidentified

Kremel, Mois

Undated

109

2

Blatt, Dieses

Kreyenberg, Dr. Gerhard und Annaliese

1928

110

2

Knabe, W.

Kreyenberg, Dr. Gerhard und Annaliese

1932

111

2

Unidentified

Kreyenberg, Dr. Gerhard und Annaliese

1932

112

2

Rehn

Krongold, Erwin

Undated

113

2

Rehn

Krongold, Erwin

Undated

114

2

Rehn

Krongold, Erwin

Undated

115

2

Bayerlein, Hans

Kuchenbecker, Dr. Adolf

1920

116

2

Frank, S.

Kuchenbecker, Dr. Adolf

Undated

117

2

[Illegible]

Kuchenbecker, Dr. Adolf

Undated

118

2

[Illegible]

Kuchenbecker, Dr. Adolf

Undated

119

2

[Marlowe, OH]

Kuchenbecker, Dr. Adolf

Undated

120

2

Unidentified

Kuchenbecker, Dr. Adolf

Undated

121

2

Kunst, A.

Leibstaedter, Dr. Hermann

Undated

122

2

Unidentified

Leland, T.

1776

123

2

Fleissig, Vitezslav

Lens, Dr. Jar

1926

124

2

[Amroburg]

Lenze, Dr. Josef

1917

125

2

Bauer, Leo

Lenze, Dr. Josef

Undated

126

2

Bayerlein, Hans

Lenze, Dr. Josef

Undated

127

2

Beier, O.

Lenze, Dr. Josef

Undated

128

2

Rehn

Lenze, Dr. Josef

Undated

129

2

Rehn

Lenze, Dr. Josef

Undated

130

2

Rehn

Lenze, Dr. Josef

Undated

131

2

Reier, D. H.

Lenze, Dr. Josef

Undated

132

2

Unidentified

Lenze, Dr. Josef

Undated

133

2

Unidentified

Lenze, Dr. Josef

Undated

134

2

Unidentified

Lenze, Dr. Josef

Undated

135

2

[Illegible]

Liebesny, Dr. Paul

Undated

136

2

Dechslin, Arnold

Limacher, Dr. F.

Undated

137

2

Unidentified

Lippman, Leo

Undated

138

2

Unidentified

Lippman, Leo

Undated

139

2

Lux, Richard

Lowenstein, Ernst

1920

140

2

Lux, Richard

Lowenstein, Ernst

1920

141

2

Borrell, Raymond

Marti, Josep

Undated

142

2

Kolb

Matthes, Hermann

Undated

143

2

Rehn

Meinardus, Dr. Karl

Undated

144

2

[Illegible]

Morisot, Jean

Undated

145

2

[Illegible]

Mullep, M.A.

Undated

145a

2

[Illegible]

Nadé, Luy

Undated

146

2

Hunby, K.

Murath, Franz

Undated

147

2

Kochstina, Felix

Neurath, Dr. Fritz und Olga

Undated

148

2

Unknown

Neurath, Dr. Fritz und Olga

Undated

149

2

Geiger, P.

Nothdurft, Dr. Rudolf

Undated

150

2

Fingensten, Michael

O'Neill, Dr. W.

Undated

151

2

Markò

Oszkar, Dr. Reich Milton

Undated

152

2

Fitz, Louis

Pach, Anton

1920

153

2

Helfenbein, Walter

Pach, Anton

1923

154

2

Kunst, A.

Paula, Schwester

Undated

155

2

Holding, A.

Pearson, J.S. MD

1940

156

2

Probedruck

Peche, Ernst

1932

157

2

Rossell, R.

Pisas, Joan

Undated

158

2

[Vesques]

Potjewijdt

Undated

159

2

Unidentified

Prásil, Jan

Undated

160

2

Fingensten, Michael

Raimondo, Gigi

Undated

161

2

Bastanier, Hans

Reinle, Dr. K.A.

1913

162

2

[Sönnlein]

Reitzenstein, Fritz

Undated

163

2

Bastanier, Hans

Rolf & Bernstein, Drs.

1948

164

2

Vannuccini, Enrico

Ronis, Bernard T., MD

Undated

165

2

Vannuccini, Enrico

Ronis, Bernard T., MD

Undated

166

2

Bayros, F.

Rosenfeld, D. Valentin

Undated

167

2

Krogg

Roth, Wilhelm, MD

Undated

168

2

Unidentified

Ruhrah, John  Fund -- Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of the State of Maryland

Undated

169

2

Rehn

Sanner, Hugo

Undated

170

2

Rehn

Sanner, Hugo

Undated

171

2

L. Schaefer

Schiller, Dr. W.

1910

172

2

Unidentified

Schmid, Dr. Alwin

Undated

173

2

[Illegible]

Schmidt, Dr. A.

Undated

174

2

Unidentified

Schmidt, Dr. Hermann

Undated

175

2

Unidentified

Schmidt, Robert E.

Undated

176

2

Unidentified

Schmidt, Robert E.

Undated

177

2

Kunst, A.

Schneider, Johanna

Undated

178

2

Heininger, A.

Schnopfhagen, Dr. Franz

Undated

179

2

Fingensten, Michael

Schultz, Dr. K.

Undated

180

2

Unidentified

Schwartzmantel, Dr. Willy

Undated

181

2

[Illegible]

Schweinburg, Dr. Erich und Irma

Undated

182

2

Leftenbein

Schweinburg, Dr. Erick und Irma

Undated

183

2

Blossfeld, Karl

Schweinburg, Dr. Ludwig

1928

184

2

[Illegible]

Schweinburg, Dr. Ludwig

1923

185

2

Rehn

Schweinburg, Dr. Ludwig

Undated

186

2

Ritter, Karl

Schweinburg, Dr. Ludwig

1923

187

2

Unidentified

Schweinberg, Dr. Ludwig

Undated

188

2

Unidentified

Schweinburg, Dr. Ludwig

Undated

188a

2

[Illegible]

Seipel, Paul

Undated

189

2

[Illegible]

Siegers, P.

Undated

190

2

Aiglon

Siklóssy, Dr.

1913

191

2

Vannuccini, Enrico

Skullerud, Thor

Undated

192

2

Stoehr, A.

Smidt, Dr. H.

1903

193

2

Fingensten, Michael

Soo, Dr. Rudolf Von

1938

194

2

[Illegible]

Spethman, Dr. V.

1925

195

2

F.S.

Spielmeyer, Dr. W.

Undated

196

2

Nasow, Thomas H.

Stearns, Albert Warren Jr.

[1939]

197

2

Ahrens, E.A.

Stein, Dr. O.

1924

198

2

Bird, E.B.

Steiner, Walter Ralph Memorial Collection

Undated

199

2

Unidentified

Strauli, K.

Undated

200

2

Vannuccini, Enrico

Sunday, Gladys Burrell, R.N.

Undated

201

2

Lugern, Joan Kauffman

Svidter, Otto

1899

202

3

Unidentified

Teresa, Maria

Undated

203

3

Fleissig, Vitezslav

Tichy, Mudr. Vladimir

1949

204

3

Parmexano

Tourinho, Dr. M.V.M.

1954

205

3

Henne

Träber, Fritz

Undated

206

3

Unidentified

Trapp, Youdilly

Undated

207

3

[Illegible]

Tropp, Dr. Willy

Undated

208

3

Rehn

Tropp, Dr. Willy

Undated

209

3

Rehn

Tropp, Dr. Willy

Undated

210

3

Hel. Meisenbach Riffarth & Co.

Tünget, Dr. Emil

1897

211

3

Unidentified

Udris, Anna

Undated

212

3

Hupp, O.

Unidentified

Undated

213

3

Ritter, Karl

Unidentified

Undated

214

3

[Hubert Woyty-Wimer]

von Hochstetter, Dr. Arthur Ferdinand Freiherrn

1933

215

3

[Illegible]

Wegelin, Olga

Undated

216

3

Vannuccini, Enrico

Yaskin, Joseph

Undated

217

3

Vannuccini, Enrico

Yaskin, Joseph

Undated

218

3

Marik, J.

Zelenka, Mudro

1935

 

 

Series II: 5x7

 

ID #

Binder #

Engraver/Artist

Owner

Date

219

3

Unidentified

Balbi, Giorgio

Undated

220

3

[Kinkler, Ed]

Benjamin, Dr. Erich

Undated

221

3

Unidentified

Berger, Lovis

Undated

222

3

Florian, M.

Berka, Ivan

Undated

223

3

Unidentified

Birnholz, Marco

Undated

224

3

Unidentified

Brandes, Dr. F.

Undated

225

3

[Illegible]

Brunner, Jakob

Undated

225a

3

Soane, Harry

Colin-Gury, Dr. and Mme.

1879

226

3

Fleissig, Vitezslav

Dworshak, Hanns

1931

227

3

Kandelaki, Nina

Dziulikow-skiego

1986

228

3

Unidentified

Fränkel, Dr. Sigmund

1906

229

3

Nagy, F.

Gomory, Joanni

Undated

230

3

Unidentified

Grumbach, Johannis

Undated

231

3

Vadàsz, Endre

József, Jancsen

Undated

232

3

Unidentified

Klüber, Dr. Joseph

Undated

233

3

Unidentified

Köhnk, Gudav

Undated

234

3

[von Matha]

Loblowitz, Doktor

1913

235

3

Unidentified

Mattelaer, Jaak en Lore

Undated

236

3

Hénautl, Clare

Nade, Guy

Undated

237

3

Unidentified

Piper, Klaus

Undated

238

3

Otradovec, Josef

Pribys, R.

[1993]

239

3

Unidentified

Rackwitz, Dr. Heinrich

Undated

240

3

Vadàsz, Endre

Raimondo, Gigi

1939

241

3

Rubino, A.

Sabattini

1947

242

3

Gagliardo, Alberto Helig

Scanavino, Dr. Aldo

Undated

243

3

Unidentified

Schmid, J.

Undated

244

3

[Filovsky-Trap, L]

Starkenstein, Dr. Emil

Undated

245

3

Nemeth, N.

Sulzberger, Marion B.

Undated

246

3

Unidentified

Tropp, Dr. willi

Undated

247

3

[Illegible]

Winkler, Hans

Undated

 

 

Series III: 4x6

 

ID #

Binder #

Engraver/Artist

Owner

Date

248

3

Unidentified

A Roy, Henri

Undated

249

3

Unidentified

Bachoffner, Petri

Undated

250

3

Schiele, Maric

Bingen, Konrad Kolh

1915

251

3

Unidentified

Boorstein, Dr. Samuel W.

Undated

252

3

Wimmer, George

Brady, Khone

Undated

253

3

Unidentified

Bräuer, Dr. A.

Undated

254

3

Farbige, Mathilde

Brinn, Heinrich

Undated

255

3

Unidentified

Craig, Gordon P.

Undated

256

3

Vlaanderan, Andre

Cruder, J.

Undated

257

3

Unidentified

De Cardenal, D'Grenier

Undated

258

3

Unidentified

Downs, Dr. Geo A.

Undated

259

3

Unidentified

Dvorácek, Fr.

Undated

260

3

Kandelaki, Nina

Dziulikow-Skiego

1986

261

3

[Seruan]

Fraisse, Dr. Paul

Undated

262

3

Unidentified

Gelder, Hermann

Undated

263

3

Unidentified

Goovaerts, Dr. J.

Undated

264

3

Unidentified

Hyams, Solomon M.

Undated

265

3

Unidentified

Jackson, James

Undated

266

3

Moravec

Jarspacek

Undated

267

3

[Adubzz, Penn]

Kaljo, Linda

Undated

268

3

Unidentified

Kilmer, Fred B.

Undated

269

3

Unidentified

Könye, Dr. Lipner Pa'l

Undated

270

3

Unidentified

Könye, Dr. Lipner Pa'l

Undated

271

3

[Bimyum, B.]

Kopxoba

Undated

367

3

Unidentified

Krumbhaar, E.B., MD

Undated

368

3

Unidentified

Loutockých

Undated

369

3

Unidentified

Ludwig, J.J.

Undated

370

3

Unidentified

Ludwig, J.M.

Undated

371

3

[Illegible]

Matthes, Dr. H.

Undated

372

3

Felsing, O.

Merck, Dr. Louis

1900

373

3

[Illegible]

Nappendruck, Dr. Colomanus

1927

374

3

Fretz, M.

Oesterle, Otto A.

Undated

375

3

Unidentified

Ohio State University

Undated

376

3

Unidentified

Pagliani, Dott. Nimo

Undated

377