The Life and Works of Alfred Aloysius Horn, An Old Visitor II: Harold the Webbed or The Young Vikings [Signed, with Paul Lemperly Bookplate by E.D. French]

By: Horn, Alfred Aloysius; Ethelreda Lewis, ed.

Price: $30.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good


Green and black speckled cloth with gilt spine titles, 14 by 20.7 cm, frontis, 256 pp. Very good aside from wear, small tears, and chips at the head and tail of the spine. There is a news clipping about this book tipped-in on the ffep. The second volume of Africa stories from the ivory trader known as “Trader Horn.” This copy has a scarce signature plate engraved in 1900 by E.D. French that reads “This volume, for insertion in which the author has been pleased to write his name, is the property of Paul Lemperly,” which is signed in the center by the author. Very few of these custom signature plates were designed, of which this is a very nice example. Lemperly was a noted book collector and founding member of the Rowfant Club (the club’s name was his idea). He was also an avid bookplate collector and he gifted a large collection of autographed bookplates to Western Reserve University in 1930 (Dickinson p. 201). On the rear pastedown is the striking anteater ex libris for bookplate collector James M. Goode, designed by Richard Wagener. Butler, pp. 41-43.

Title: The Life and Works of Alfred Aloysius Horn, An Old Visitor II: Harold the Webbed or The Young Vikings [Signed, with Paul Lemperly Bookplate by E.D. French]

Author Name: Horn, Alfred Aloysius; Ethelreda Lewis, ed.

Categories: Hunting, Bookplates (Ex Libris),

Edition: First edition

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1928

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 2826