Title About Collecting Bookplates: A Letter from Gilbert H. Doane
Book Condition Very Good
Edition Limited ed
Publisher Madison, WI Black Mack, The Handpress 1941
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 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.