George Alexander Macbeth Bookplate [Ex Libris, Rowfant Club, Grolier Club]

By: [George Alexander Macbeth]

Price: $20.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good


George Alexander Macbeth, no designer, nd, 10.7 by 4.7 cm. Appears unused, but is mounted to a 16 by 23.5 cm collector’s card, near fine. George Macbeth [1845-1916), of Pittsburgh, was the first manufacturer of optical glass in the Unites States and exhibited examples at the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago (Jordan pp. 23-25). Fittingly, the plate features a pair of glasses and the phrase “Give me your favor: My dull brain was wrought with things forgotten.” Macbeth was also a member of the Grolier Club and Rowfant Club. This bookplate is featured in Allen (facing p. 79 and p. 352), but no designer is noted. The plate probably dates from the first half of 1890.

Title: George Alexander Macbeth Bookplate [Ex Libris, Rowfant Club, Grolier Club]

Author Name: [George Alexander Macbeth]

Categories: Bookplates (Ex Libris),

Binding: Bookplate

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2452