And a Literary Genius, Too

Heavy Cast-Iron Bookends with Bust of William Shakespeare by Bradley & Hubbard (LEO Design)

And speaking of artistic geniuses, let’s not forget “The Bard,” William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616).  Perhaps the world’s greatest playwright—of all time—his plays have influenced many other written works, have been adapted into musicals and operas, and have made a profound contribution to the spoken English language.

The bookends above, made by Bradley & Hubbard in the 1920’s or 1930’s, honor the distinguished fellow of Stratford-upon-Avon.  They are part of a large collection of vintage bookends to be found on-line at  Please click on the photo above to learn more about this particular pair.


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