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28th November 2022

Bookplates are fascinating little literary artefacts, especially if created by a well-known artist or designer for someone famous. This bookplate is interesting on both counts; it was designed in 1931 by the brilliant Rex Whistler ((1905-1944) for Duff Cooper who wrote Operation Heartbreak. It alludes to Cooper's work in the Foreign Office, makes clear his devotion to the grape and to Pol Roger champagne in particular, and features his wife Lady Diana Cooper as the Roman goddess of the hunt.


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