Book-Plates [Bookplates, Ex Libris]

By: Hardy, William John

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Book Condition: Fair


Second edition. Black cloth with gilt spine and cover titles and gilt cover device, 14 by 21 cm, frontis, xvi 240 pp., illus. Well-worn covers with the black cloth faded to brown along the edges, a slight cock to the spine, and wear at the corners; the endpapers are heavily foxed, but the textblock is only lightly yellowed. The front pastedown bears the bookplate of the British zoologist Harold Hulme Brindley, and it covers another bookplate that I can’t quite make out, but it looks like it may be a different plate for Mr. Brindley. The rear pastedown bears James Goode’s anteater bookplate by Richard Wagener. A rough copy, but some nice provenance to it. A history of early British, European and American bookplates, with special sections on prominent engravers, “Ladies’ Book-Plates,” and “Personal Particulars on Book-Plates.” Includes a new preface for the second edition. Fuller, p. 61.

Title: Book-Plates [Bookplates, Ex Libris]

Author Name: Hardy, William John

Categories: Bookplates (Ex Libris),

Edition: Second Edition

Publisher: London, Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co., Ltd.: 1897

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fair

Seller ID: 2715