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A Guide to the Study of Book-Plates (Ex-Libris) [Bookplates]

By: De Tabley, Lord (John Byrne Leicester Warren)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Manchester, England, Sherratt and Hughes, 1900

Edition: second edition


500 printed. Dark olive cloth with paper spine label, 15 by 23 cm, frontis, v 228 pp., illus. Light bumping and wear to the extremities, some dents to the boards and edges, and chipping and scuffing on the spine label. The front and rear hinges are cracked but stable. There is an ornate armorial plate by Sherborn on the front pastedown and a medical bookplate (a stork and skeleton holding an infant) for Samuel Radbill on the rear pastedown. Originally published in 1... View more info

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About Collecting Bookplates: A Letter from Gilbert H. Doane

By: Doane, Gilbert H.

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Madison, WI, Black Mack, The Handpress, 1941

Edition: Limited ed


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... View more info

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Alexander Winthrop Pope by Jay Chambers - Bookplate (Ex Libris)

By: N/A

Price: $30.00


Alexander Winthrop Pope by Jay Chambers, 1903 or 1905 (hard to read), 6.1 by 8.1 cm, used, near fine. Chambers, a student of Howard Pyle, was a prolific bookplate designer with over a hundred plates to his name (Butler, p. 61). Pope was a bookplate collector with a special interest in Masonic plates. A75-30 View more info

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Alfred Dyke Acland - Bookplate (Ex Libris)

By: N/A

Price: $20.00


Alfred Dyke Acland, no designer, nd, 7.8 by 11.4 cm, unused, very good. A striking falcon plate, Acland (1858-1937) was a distinguished British Army officer who, in 1885, married into the well-known bookselling family of W.H. Smith. A12-20 View more info

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American Artist, May 1965 [The Art of the Bookplate]

By: Kent, Norman, ed., Fridolf Johnson

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Billboard Publishing Company, Inc., Vol. 29 No. 5, Issue 285, May 1965


Wraps, 22.3 by 29.5 cm, 84 pp., illus. Light cover and corner wear with a few scuff marks, chipping at the foot of the spine, and chipping and a 2 cm split at the head of the spine. A surprisingly scarce issue that features a well-illustrated eight-page article on “The Art of the Bookplate” by illustrator, author and bookplate collector Fridolf Johnson. Also includes articles on David Blower, Norman Kramer, Robert Laurent, Richard Kazlow, and “Gauguin Woodblocks... View more info

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American Jewish Historical Society/Max J. Kohler Memorial Collection - Bookplate (Ex Libris)

By: N/A

Price: $15.00


American Jewish Historical Society/Max J. Kohler Memorial Collection, no designer, nd, 8 by 10.7 cm, used, very good with light rippling and tiny corner creases. A15-15 View more info

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American Society of Bookplate Collectors and Designers Year Book 1971/72 – Membership Directory 1973

By: Arellanes, Audrey Spencer, ed.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Pasadena, CA, ASBC&D, 1973

Edition: Limited ed


No. 55 of 200 printed. Staple-bound, card wraps, 19.7 by 25.4 cm, 117 pp., illus. Near fine. This volume of the Year Book acted as a membership directory with the name, address and a short bio of each member – both individuals and institutions – and notes on their bookplate. An appendix lists all members, past and present. Over seventy illustrations are joined by forty-five tipped-in member bookplates – an amazing collection. Some of the plates included are f... View more info

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American Society of Bookplate Collectors and Designers Year Book 1990

By: Arellanes, Audrey Spencer, ed.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: NP, ASBC&D, 1991

Edition: Limited ed


No. 66 and 67 of 250 printed (two copies available). Staple-bound, card wraps, 19.6 by 25.4 cm, 48 pp. plus colophon, illus. Near fine with light sun fading along the spine. Includes “Bookplates for Children, Collections of Juvenilia, For the Young at Heart of All Ages” by Marian Holleman, “The Bookplate of the Prince of Wales and the Bishop of Osnabrugh” by George S. Swarth, a note on Malgorzata Maria Magdalena “Kiki” Buchaniec with one tipped-in plate ac... View more info

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American Society of Bookplate Collectors and Designers Year Book 1994

By: Arellanes, Audrey Spencer, ed.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: NP, ASBC&D, 1994

Edition: Limited ed


No. 36 of 250 printed. Staple-bound, card wraps, 19.8 by 25.2 cm, 47 pp. plus colophon, illus. Very good with a date received stamp in the upper corner of the front cover. Includes “Marco Birnholz Ex Libris Collection” by Margo Mulholland with two tipped-in bookplates, and “An Ex Libris Library in Japan” by Cliff Parfit. First Edition. View more info

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B. George Ulizio by REB - Bookplate (Ex Libris)

By: N/A

Price: $20.00


B. George Ulizio by “REB,” nd, 5.8 by 7.8 cm, used, near fine. Ulizio (1889-1969) was a businessman and avid book collector. He was friends with A. Edward Newton and Morris Parrish and purchased from many well-known booksellers and auction houses, including A.S.W. Rosenbach. His collections are now held by Kent State. Dickinson, p. 317. A85-20 View more info

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B.T. Welch Bookplate [Ex Libris]

By: B.T. Welch

Price: $30.00

Edition: original


original print Good BT Welch, no designer, nd, 8 by 7 cm, used and mounted on a collector card Small tear in the upper margin where the plate is glued to the card and impressions from erased pencil notes along top edge A nicely designed literary plate Listed in Allen, but with no further information Motto reads “Literatura mentem expandit” View more info

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Bookplates for Beginners

By: Fowler, Alfred

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Kansas City, MO, Alfred Fowler, 1922

Edition: Limited ed


500 printed. Cream paper over boards with gilt cover titles, recently rebacked with a brown cloth spine and a black paper spine label with gilt titles, new endpapers, 24.4 by 32 cm, frontis, 48 pp. plus single-page ad for Fowler’s books, illus. Minor corner and edge wear with some scuffing and light silverfish damage to the boards. Light foxing here and there. Goode bookplate. A well-illustrated and charming introduction to the world of bookplates, including secti... View more info

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Bookplates in Iowa

By: Wyer, Malcolm G.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Cedar Rapids, IA, The Torch Press, 1914

Edition: Limited ed


100 printed. Brown paper over boards with bright gilt spine and cover titles, 14.5 by 21.6 cm, frontis (mounted, engraved bookplate for Mary Russell Perkins by Arthur N. McDonald), 56 pp., illus. Only very minor chipping at the head and tail of the spine. There is a universal bookplate on the front pastedown and bookplates for Stanley Weiser and Catherine and Eugene Webb on the rear endpapers. A stunning collection of bookplates by Iowa designers and plates of Iowa r... View more info

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Bookplates in the News, A Run of the First Eighty-Six Issues, 1970-1991, with 243 Tipped-In Bookplates [American Society of Bookplate Collectors and Designers]

By: Arellanes, Audrey Spencer, ed., American Society of Bookplate Collectors and Designers (ABBC&D)

Price: $700.00

Publisher: Pasadena, Alhambra, CA, American Society of Bookplate Collectors and Designers/Audrey Spencer Arellanes, July 1970 – October 1991


Straight run of 86 issues. Loose leaf, 21.6 by 27.9 cm, 936 pp. (cumulative pagination), illus. The first three issues have staples or staple-holes and a few pencil marks, the last sheet (p. 935/6) has some creases and yellowing; the remaining issues are fine or near fine. The official newsletter of the ASBC&D, BIN provided information “about bookplates, their artists and illustrators, bookplate owners, and bookplate exhibits, as well as including reviews of the lite... View more info

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Bookplates with Globes or Maps in Design

By: Wesby, Maude Earle, compiler; Herbert Edwin Lombard, foreword

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Worcester, MA, Privately printed by the Commonwealth Press, 1940

Edition: Limited ed


150 copies printed (the number on the limitation page was left blank). Moss green paper over boards with oatmeal cloth spine and bright gilt cover titles, 13.2 by 20.8 cm, 57 pp., 1 illus. Light shelf wear to the boards, a few light spots on the spine, and foxing on the endpapers only. A one-page foreword and two-page preface followed by a checklist of bookplates that incorporate maps or globes arranged alphabetically by both owner’s name and designer. First Edition... View more info