no. “x 361” of 360 “more or less” signed copies. Red and tan decorative paper over boards with oatmeal cloth spine and paper spine label, matching paper-covered slipcase, 11 by 14.2 cm, 68 (10) pp., illustrated with 16 reproductions of bookplates. Light foxing with a few small stains on the boards, spine label chipped; light foxing on the endpapers. The slipcase has some light foxing and small stains with a “25” in pen on one upper corner. Signed by Doane on the last page of theNLetter. Presented as a letter written to a friend who inquired about Doane’s bookplate hobby, the author deliberates on the history of bookplates, the designers, engraving, bookplate owners, books on bookplates, etc. “I’m … starting what bids fair to be a longish letter to you – one with which you may become so entirely bored that you will toss it in the fire before you’re half through it. On the other hand, I hope I may be able to put into it something of the charm and fascination of these tiny bits of art called bookplates…” He succeeds with the latter. First Edition.
Title: About Collecting Bookplates: A Letter from Gilbert H. Doane
Categories: Bookplates (Ex Libris),
Edition: Limited ed
Publisher: Madison, WI, Black Mack, The Handpress: 1941
Book Condition: Very Good
Seller ID: 1848