Bookplates in the News, Fifty-Seven Scattered Issues, 1971-1997 [American Society of Bookplate Collectors & Designers, Ex Libris]

By: [ASBC&D] Arellanes, Audrey Spencer, ed.

Price: $300.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good


1971-1997, includes issues 4, 6-8, 11A, 12, 15-16, 18-38, 41-43, 45-46, 50, 53-54, 56-58, 60, 64, 67-71, 75, 79, 81-82, 84-86, 104-105, and 109. Loose leaf, most corner-stapled, 21.6 by 27.9 cm, 6-14 pp. ea., illus. These are from the collection of Frederick Ruffner, the publisher behind Detroit’s Gale Research Group, and whose original bookplate is tipped-in on p. 246. The newsletters are very good with light edge wear here and there, though many issues have red “received” stamps on the covers or red pencil underlining or circling the association’s name on the cover. A few of the issues have mimeo’d exchange lists stapled to the back which have offset onto two bookplates. The official newsletter of the ASBC&D, BIN provided information “about bookplates, their artists and illustrators, bookplate owners, and bookplate exhibits, as well as including reviews of the literature on bookplates and annotated bibliographical references.” Issues were apparently printed as needed, and since there were at times not enough plates to tip-in to the entire run – especially in later issues when membership was in the 200’s – the tipped-in examples may differ from copy to copy, or may have no tip-ins at all. This set includes 171 original bookplates tipped-in, a few of which are pencil-signed, and 18 tipped-in reproductions (one of which is torn). Also included is an envelope stapled to issue 24 with 7 original bookplates and 8 reproductions, and stapled to issue 343 is an ASBC&D checklist of Rockwell Kent bookplates and a booklet with the poem “Ballade de l’Ex-Libris” by Jules de Marthold reprinted by the ASBC&D (with a “received” stamp on the cover).

Title: Bookplates in the News, Fifty-Seven Scattered Issues, 1971-1997 [American Society of Bookplate Collectors & Designers, Ex Libris]

Author Name: [ASBC&D] Arellanes, Audrey Spencer, ed.

Categories: Bookplates (Ex Libris),

Publisher: Pasadena, Alhambra, CA, American Society of Bookplate Collectors and Designers/Audrey Spencer Arellanes: 1971-1997

Binding: Loose-leaf, stapled

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2842