Irene and Edmund Andrews bookplate, ca. 1925

Contributed by Cary Memorial Library in Wayne


A man and woman appear to be enjoying a nap as they sit beneath a palm tree in this humorous bookplate. While they doze, their book lies abandoned in the sand. Edmund and Irene Andrews wrote "A Comparative Dictionary of the Tahitian Language". The landscape depicted clearly suggests the tropics. The word "Vahine" refers to a woman of central Polynesia, and the word "Tane" refers to a Tahitian god.

The bookplate is part of a collection created by Elizabeth Mast Hyatt in the 1920s and 1930s to honor famed opera and concert singer Annie Louise Cary (1841-1921). Cary was born in Wayne and the library built in 1938 was named the Cary Memorial Library.

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About This Item

  • Title: Irene and Edmund Andrews bookplate, ca. 1925
  • Creator: Pierce
  • Creation Date: circa 1925
  • Subject Date: circa 1925
  • Town: Wayne
  • County: Kennebec
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 11.77 cm x 8.5 cm
  • Local Code: B (Box)
  • Collection: Bookplate collection
  • Object Type: Text and Image

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Cary Memorial Library in Wayne
17 Old Winthrop Road, Wayne, ME 04284
(207) 685-3612

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