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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

Seller ID: 1853


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

Seller ID: 1848


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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Theodore Woodman Gore Bookplate by E.H. Blashfield (Ex Libris)

By: E.H. Blashfield

Price: $15.00

Publisher: c. 1910

Seller ID: 2446


Theodore Woodman Gore by E.H. Blashfield, c. 1910, 15.2 by 22.9 cm (image is approx. 7 by 5 cm). Unused, very good with light foxing and rubbing. Large-paper copy, printed in brown on cream paper, with the motto: “In Hoc Signo Vinces” (in this sign you will conquer). Edwin Howland Blashfield (1848-1936) was a well-known American artist, a member of the National Academy of Design in New York, and has been called the father of American mural painting. It seems the ... View more info

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Elizabeth Watson-Diamond Bookplate by Enrico Vannuccini [Ex Libris]

By: Enrico Vannuccini

Price: $20.00

Seller ID: 2439


Elizabeth Watson-Diamond by Enrico Vannuccini, nd, 13.1 by 19 cm. Unused, fine. A large, stunning engraving of John the Baptist. 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

Seller ID: 1846


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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The Bookplate Annual for 1925

By: Fowler, Alfred, ed.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Kansas City, MO, Alfred Fowler: 1925

Edition: Limited ed

Seller ID: 1847


500 printed. Blue paper over boards with black spine and cover titles, dust jacket printed in black and red, 24.5 by 32 cm, engraved frontis, 53 pp. plus single-page ad for Fowler’s books, illus. Light wear to the edges with minor rubbing to the edges and head and tail of the spine. Includes the scarce printed dust jacket; yellowed with some tiny chips and tears. The armorial bookplate of George G Herrick, printed in gilt, silver, red, green and black mounted to th... View more info

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Fredk. Rusell Bookplate [Big Clam Ex Libris]

By: Fredk. Rusell

Price: $8.00

Seller ID: 2456


Fredk. Rusell, no designer, nd, 8.4 by 6.8 cm. Used, very good with hinge remnants and faint rubbing. A simple, yet striking image of a large clam superimposed with the owner’s name. ookplate View more info

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George A. Plimpton Bookplate by C.K. Harris [Ex Libris]

By: George A. Plimpton, C.K. Harris

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, nd

Edition: original

Seller ID: 2077


London, nd original print Good Nd, 52 by 83 cm, used At one point mounted with rubber cement leaving a stain along the top edge (see image), otherwise very good The bookplate of George Arthur Plimpton (1855-1936), the CEO of Ginn and Heath publishers, and an avid collector of Greek and Latin books, as well as manuscripts, incunabula, primers, and hornbooks – which is the basis for this plate His collections were gifted to Wellesley, Columbia, and Amherst Plimpton... View more info

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George Olcott Bookplate [Ex Libris]

By: George Olcott

Price: $35.00

Edition: original

Seller ID: 2098


George Olcott, no designer, nd, 8 by 58 cm, used and mounted on a collector card. Very light spotting. A lovely literary plate with a harp-playing cherub flanked by two piles of books, with “667” written in the book number field. Allen notes that the design is “very nearly the same” as the bookplates of Frederick Marsh and George Goodwin, the latter attributed to Amos Doolittle Not having seen the Marsh or Goodwin plates I can’t draw any conclusions. Allen... View more info

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Vincent Starrett Bookplate by Gordon Browne [Ex Libris]

By: Gordon Browne

Price: $20.00

Seller ID: 2458


Vincent Starrett by Gordon Browne, nd, 6.3 by 8.6 cm. Unused with two peeled off hinges with some thinning at the upper corners, very good with light corner wear. Don Quixote-themed plate printed in dark gray. Starrett (1886-1974) was originally from Toronto—and born above his grandfather’s bookshop—but was best known as a Chicago-based newsman and author, and book collector. He had at least five different bookplates. View more info

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Henry R. Luce Bookplate [Time, Life, Sports Illustrated Publisher, Ex Libris]

By: Henry R. Luce

Price: $15.00

Seller ID: 2451


Henry R. Luce, no designer, nd, 9.3 by 5.8 cm. Used, very good with light rubbing. A simple, even understated book label for one of the most influential and powerful publishers of the twentieth century. From Luce’s (1898-1967) New York Times obituary: “A man of missionary zeal and limitless curiosity, Henry Robinson Luce deeply influenced American journalism between 1923, when he and the late Briton Hadden founded Time: The Weekly Newsmagazine, and 1964, when he r... View more info

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Wm. [William] Bateman Bookplate by J. Fothergill

By: J. Fothergill

Price: $35.00

Publisher: 1830

Seller ID: 2426


Wm. [William] Bateman by J. Fothergill, dated 1830 by Fincham, 8 by 8 cm. Used, very good to near fine with “1824” noted in pen in the lower right corner; mounted on a collector’s sheet with typed notes. Lee tells us that there are two states, signed and unsigned. This plate is unsigned. The typed notes read: “William BATEMAN, of Middleton-by-Youlgrave, married 1820, Mary, dau. of James Crompton of Brightmet, Lancashire. Died 1861 [pencil corrected to 1835].... View more info

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James Stamford Caldwell Bookplate (Ex Libris)

By: James Stamford Caldwell

Price: $25.00

Seller ID: 2430


James Stamford Caldwell, no designer, nd, 8.3 by 8.2 cm. Unused, hinges, mounted to a card, near fine. The second of two states, reading “M.A. of the Univy. Of Cambridge. Linley Wood, Staffordshire” under Caldwell’s name. A striking nineteenth century Jacobean armorial framed in a bookpile. Lee 30. View more info

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Joannes Franciscus de la Cropte de Bourzac Bookplate (Ex Libris)

By: Joannes Franciscus de la Cropte de Bourzac

Price: $15.00

Seller ID: 2432


Joannes Franciscus de la Cropte de Bourzac, no designer, nd, approx. 7.4 by 11 cm. Used, very good with light rubbing; there are few tiny holes by the crown—too small for pin holes, and not typical insect damage—that can only be seen when held up to the light. Jean-François de La Cropte de Bourzac (1696-1766) was a French prelate of the eighteenth century. He was named abbot of the Abbey Saint-Martial of Limoges in 1729 and was vicar of Limoges when he was appoin... View more info

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John Gutzon de la Mothe-Borglum Bookplate (Ex Libris)

By: John Gutzon de la Mothe-Borglum

Price: $35.00

Seller ID: 2427


John Gutzon de la Mothe-Borglum, designer’s initials are HMC or similar, nd, 7.3 by 9.3 cm. Used, very good with paper remnants on verso. A charming armorial woodcut for the creator of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Borglum (1867-1941) led an interesting life. The child of Danish immigrants and Mormon polygamy, Borglum studied under William Keith in Los Angeles, as well as the Acadèmie Julian in Paris. He sold a sculpture to New York’s Museum of Modern A... View more info

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Grays Inn Library Bookplate by John Pine [c.1750 Ex Libris, Gray's Inn, Barrister, Lawyer]

By: John Pine

Price: $50.00

Publisher: c. 1750

Seller ID: 2447


Grays Inn Library by John Pine, c. 1750, approx. 8 by 11.3 cm. Used, very good with small chips to the upper and left margins; mounted on paper with notes in the lower margin, then mounted on a collectors’ card. A striking image based on a design by Henri Gravelot. Commissioned by Gray’s Inn in 1970 for which Pine received £3.65 for 2,000 prints. Featured in Lee’s British Bookplates (pp. 80-81) with some notes on its commission. The Honourable Society of Gray... View more info

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Joseph M. Gleason Bookplate [California Ex Libris]

By: Joseph M. Gleason

Price: $15.00

Seller ID: 2444


Joseph M. Gleason, no designer, nd, 7.9 by 10.4 cm. Used, near fine with only a faint sheen of glue on the verso. An engraved plate featuring an abbé at work at his desk, surrounded by piles of books. There appears to be a designer’s mark on the table leg, but I am unable to decipher it. One could presume that this plate was created between Father Gleason’s elevation to Monsignor in 1920 and his death in 1942. The plate is featured on p. 99 of Clare Ryan Talbot... 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

Seller ID: 2067


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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Delaware Bookplates

By: Law, Henry I.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Washington, DC, The Bruin Press: 1940

Seller ID: 1849


Yellow paper over boards with blue cover titles, 19 by 25.3 cm, frontis, 55 pp., 3 mounted bookplates. A short history of bookplates in Delaware followed by a forty-three page list of Delaware bookplates arranged by owner (with, when available, information on style, content, designer, date, and printing process) and three pages of plates by Delaware designers, including Brandt Alexander, Bertha Bates, Albert Kruse, Henry Law, Howard Pyle, and Ralph Crosby Smith. Bumpin... View more info

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Letitia Simpson Bookplate [Ex Libris]

By: Letitia Simpson

Price: $6.00

Edition: original

Seller ID: 2087


original print Very Good Letitia Simpson, designer’s mark is illegible (MRH maybe?), nd, 73 by 116 cm, album mounts Very good View more info