The Rise of the Book-Plate: Being an Exemplification of the Art, Signified by Various Book-Plates, from its Earliest to its Most Recent Practice … with an Introduction and Chapter on the Study and Arrangement of Book-Plates by Henry Blackwell

By: Bowdoin, William Goodrich; Henry Blackwell, intro.

Price: $65.00

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Book Condition: Good - Very Good


Black paper-covered boards with a dark red cloth spine with gilt spine and cover titles, 19 by 23.5 cm, copper plate frontis, 207 pp. (48 of text, incld. a bibliography of bookplate literature), heavily illus. Chipping on the edges of the boards with light scuff marks and corner wear; gilt on the spine is dull. The front hinge is cracked with an old glue repair job and the rear hinge looks professionally repaired. Light tears and stains on the frontispiece tissue guard. There is a large and unattractive bookplate on the front pastedown—a modern label with simply a name and border that looks like it was produced on a desk-top printer. Includes sections on selecting bookplates, bookplate inscriptions, and a lengthy bibliography, though the bulk of this volume is heavily illustrated in an attempt to when one’s appetite for collecting and having personal bookplates designed. The images are arranged geographically; German, Austrian and Belgian, Italian, Arabic, Welsh, French, English, Canadian, and American, with many designs by well-known artists. Fuller, pp. 33-34.

Title: The Rise of the Book-Plate: Being an Exemplification of the Art, Signified by Various Book-Plates, from its Earliest to its Most Recent Practice … with an Introduction and Chapter on the Study and Arrangement of Book-Plates by Henry Blackwell

Author Name: Bowdoin, William Goodrich; Henry Blackwell, intro.

Categories: Bookplates (Ex Libris),

Publisher: New York, A. Wessels Company: 1901

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good - Very Good

Seller ID: 2697