Category: Bookplates (Ex Libris)

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Bookplates: A Selective Annotated Bibliography of the Periodical Literature

By: Arellanes, Audrey Spencer

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Detroit, Gale Research Co., 1971


Red cloth with black and gilt spine and cover panels, 15.5 by 23.3 cm, xxxviii (32 pp. of bookplate images) 474 pp. From the introduction: “This is a selective bibliography of periodical literature pertaining to bookplates, restricted to articles in English, published primarily in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand … The time covered is from 1822, the date of the earliest item, through August of 1969.” While “selective,” this ... View more info

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Charles Dexter Allen - Bookplate (Ex Libris)

By: N/A

Price: $25.00


Charles Dexter Allen, no designer, nd, 6.7 by 8.4 cm, used, near fine. Not only an avid book collector, Allen is the author of the classic American Book-Plates. A13-25 View more info

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Charles Downer Hazen - Bookplate (Ex Libris)

By: N/A

Price: $15.00


Charles Downer Hazen, no designer, nd, 10 by 8.6 cm, used, near fine with faint crease in upper right corner. A lovely image of a print shop is the focal point of Professor Hazen’s bookplate. Hazen is a historian and author who wrote The French Revolution and Napoleon, History of Europe 1870-1919, Alsace-Lorraine under German Rule, etc. A56-15 View more info

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Cheltenham Ladies College by Edmund H. New - Bookplate (Ex Libris)

By: N/A

Price: $20.00


Cheltenham Ladies College by Edmund H. New, nd (c.1880s), 8.4 by 12.8, used, near fine. The Cheltenham Ladies College is in Cheltenham, England, and was founded in 1853. The motto reads: “Coelesti Luce Crescat” (May She Grow in Heavenly Light). A28-20 View more info

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Chillingham Castle, Northumberland - Bookplate (Ex Libris)

By: N/A

Price: $15.00


Chillingham Castle, no designer, nd, 8.5 by 4.6 cm, unused, very good with wear at two corners. Chillingham is a medieval castle in the village of Chillingham in the northern part of Northumberland, England. It was the seat of the Grey and Bennet families from the 15th century until the 1980s. A29-15 View more info

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Collegii Vigorniensis Bibliotheca (Worcester College Library of the University of Oxford) by E.H. New - Bookplate (Ex Libris)

By: N/A

Price: $30.00


Collegii Vigorniensis Bibliotheca (Worcester College Library of the University of Oxford) by E.H. New, 1924, 8.1 by 11.7 cm, used, very good (imperfections in the paper have it a bit thin on two corners). This library was complete in 1736, and the reading room remains much like New’s depiction. A97-30 View more info

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Delaware Bookplates

By: Law, Henry I.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Washington, DC, The Bruin Press, 1940


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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Deutsche und Österreichische Exlibris 1500-1599 im Britischen Museum [German and Austrian Exlibris in the British Museum] Bookplates

By: O’Dell, Ilse

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, The British Museum Press, 2003


Hardcover with dust jacket, 22.5 by 28.3 cm, 256 pp., illus. New, still in the publisher’s shrinkwrap. A German-language catalog of the British Museum’s extensive collection of german and Austrian bookplates, featuring nearly 500 black and white images as well as an overview of bookplate design, production and use. (os) Dust jacket present. View more info

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Evert Bancker by Henry Dawkins - Bookplate (Ex Libris)

By: N/A

Price: $75.00


Evert Bancker by Henry Dawkins, nd (probably designed sometime between 1760-1775), 8.2 by 10.1 cm, unused, fine, RESTRIKE (later printing using the original copper plate). A restrike of a truly early American plate. Dawkins worked in Philadelphia and New York, and was convicted of forgery in 1776 and sentenced to hang (Butler, p. 64). Allen 54. A18-75 View more info

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Fred Robinson Heryer - Bookplate (Ex Libris)

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Price: $15.00


Fred Robinson Heryer, no designer, nd, oval, 5.5 by 5.3 cm, used, near fine. An ingenious bookplate designed to look like a Greek coin. Printed on heavy gold-colored foil with embossed lettering and image of Alexander. A57-15 View more info

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Frederick C. Crawford Collection - Bookplate (Ex Libris)

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Price: $15.00


Frederick C. Crawford Collection, no designer, nd, 7.7 by 9.5 cm, unused, fine. An aviation-themed plate for the collection of Frederick Crawford (1891-1994), the businessman and philanthropist who was a leader in the automotive and aviation fields. Crawford was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame and the National Aviation Hall of Fame, and his library and car collections formed the heart of the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum (part of the Western Reserve Historica... 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: $30.00

Publisher: London, nd

Edition: original


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: $50.00

Edition: original


original print Very Good 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 ... View more info

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Geraldi Ponsonby, 1880 - Bookplate (Ex Libris)

By: N/A

Price: $20.00


Geraldi Ponsonby, no designer, 1880, 9 by 7.3 cm, unused, near fine. A typographic label for the Hon. Gerald Henry Brabazon Ponsonby, son of the fourth Earl of Bessborough and “the possessor of a magnificent collection of ex libris” (Hamilton, p. 168). A74-20 View more info

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Henry Rogers Winthrop by E.D. French - Bookplate (Ex Libris)

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Price: $12.00


Henry Rogers Winthrop by E.D. French, 1898, 7.5 by 9.3 cm, unused, very good with light creases. A93-12 View more info