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

By: Enrico Vannuccini

Price: $20.00

Seller ID: 2439

Condition: Fine


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

Condition: Very Good


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

Condition: Very Good


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

Condition: Very Good


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

Condition: Good


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

Condition: 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 any conclusions. Allen... View more info

Bookplate Signed by Edgar A. Guest - 1914

By: Guest, Edgar A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Detroit, 1914

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 394

Condition: Very Good


Detroit, 1914 Bookplate Very Good Detroit, 1914 Bookplate Very Good Guest, Edgar A Bookplate Signed by Edgar A Guest This bookplate was removed (not by us!) from a limited edition copy of Breakfast Table Chat (Detroit, 1914) The plate reads: “This book is No 77 of an exclusive edition of five hundred copies [signature] ‘Breakfast Table Chat’” 4 1/2 by 3 1/8-inches Light wear and glue stains along left, gutter-edge and some seep-through glue stains on low... 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

Condition: Very Good


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

Condition: Very Good +


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

By: John Gutzon de la Mothe-Borglum

Price: $35.00

Seller ID: 2427

Condition: Very Good


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

Condition: Very Good


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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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

Condition: Good


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: 1775

Condition: Very Good


Washington, DC: The Bruin Press, 1940. Very Good. 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, He... 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

Condition: Very Good


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

The Bookplate Journal, March 1999 (The Bookplate Society)

By: Lee, Brian North, editor

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, The Bookplate Society: 1999

Seller ID: 649

Condition: Very Good +


London: The Bookplate Society, 1999. Very Good +. London: The Bookplate Society, 1999. Very Good +. [Periodical] Lee, Brian North, editor. The Bookplate Journal, March 1999. London: The Bookplate Society, Vol. 17, No. 1, march 1999. Wraps, 5 3/8 by 8 1/2-inches, 48 pp. Light wear to the wraps and corners. Includes: Bookplates by Elizabeth Friedlander by Pauline Paucker; Some Bonaparte, Murat and Leuchtenberg Bookplates by Brian North Lee; Portrait of a Bookpl... View more info

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Letitia Simpson Bookplate [Ex Libris]

By: Letitia Simpson

Price: $6.00

Edition: original

Seller ID: 2087

Condition: Very Good


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

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Frederick Ruffner Bookplate by Lothar Hoffmann [Calligraphy, Ex Libris]

By: Lothar Hoffmann

Price: $6.00

Seller ID: 2455

Condition: Very Good


Frederick Ruffner by Lothar Hoffmann, nd, 7.6 by 7.6 cm. Used, very good. Designed by the German-born calligrapher while residing in Michigan. Ruffner was the man behind Gale Research Co., as well as a bibliophile and bookplate aficionado. View more info

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J. (Jan) Rhebergen Bookplate by Lou Strik [Ex Libris]

By: Lou Strik

Price: $8.00

Publisher: [1981]

Seller ID: 2453

Condition: Very Good


J. (Jan) Rhebergen by Lou Strik, [1981], 8.8 by 9.3 cm. Used, very good. A wood engraving by Ludovicus Strik (1921-2001), a prodigious Dutch printmaker. Rhebergen was a personal friend of Strik’s and had many bookplates designed by the artist. View more info

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Maartje Rhebergen Bookplate by Lou Strik [Juvenile, Ex Libris]

By: Lou Strik

Price: $6.00

Seller ID: 2470

Condition: Very Good


Maartje Rhebergen by Lou Strik, nd, 6.8 by 9.6 cm. Used, very good. A wood engraving by Dutch printmaker Ludovicus Strik (1921-2001). View more info

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Luther A. Brewer Bookplate [Ex Libris, Torch Press]

By: Luther A. Brewer

Price: $15.00

Publisher: 1892

Seller ID: 2429

Condition: Near Fine


Luther A. Brewer, no designer, 1892, 8.6 by 10.3 cm. Unused, mounted on a card, near fine. Brewer (1853-1933) was a Cedar Rapids, Iowa, publisher who owned The Torch Press. An earlier Brewer plate with the publisher’s home of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and the motto “Inter Folia Fructus.” No designer noted, but this could possibly be the work of Brewer’s Torch Press. View more info