Vintage Printing Block for Earl L. Hess with Two Original Bookplate Prints [Ex Libris]

Price: $45.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good


[Printing Block & Bookplates] Vintage Printing Block for Earl L. Hess with Two Original Prints. Not dated, no designer mark. 7 by 10.6 cm. Very good with only faint signs of wear. Wood-backed copper etching (relief halftone) printing block that reads “My Claim / Earl L. Hess,” with an image of a pistol-packing rockhound. According to his estate, Hess was a geologist who resided, for a time, in the West Michigan area, but I have no further info. Included are two original prints. The first is probably a proof, with edge creases and corner tears from being wrapped around the printing block. The second print is used but shows only minor wear. I rarely find blocks with examples of the original prints, so this is a nice display piece.

Title: Vintage Printing Block for Earl L. Hess with Two Original Bookplate Prints [Ex Libris]

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Categories: Bookplates (Ex Libris),

Binding: Printing Block and Bookplates

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2827