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Image for William Ross & Jean Burns, Octr 1839 Leather Book Label [Bookplate]

William Ross & Jean Burns, Octr 1839 Leather Book Label [Bookplate]

By: N/A

Price: $16.00

Publisher: 1839

Seller ID: 2799


“William Ross. & Jean Burns / Octr 1839.” Gilt on black leather, 9.2 by 5.3 cm. Very good but for a small chip on the top edge and mounting tape on the verso. Leather labels have been used as personal book labels, but they were often produced in small numbers, as few as one, and used as labels for gift, prize, and presentation books. View more info

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William Skeat, 1797 Leather Book Label [Bookplate]

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: 1797

Seller ID: 2800

Condition: Very Good


“William Skeat / 1797.” Gilt on red-brown leather, 12.8 by 4.4 Good with corner chips, a 5 mm tear on the top edge, and paper remnants on the verso. Leather labels have been used as personal book labels, but they were often produced in small numbers, as few as one, and used as labels for gift, prize, and presentation books. View more info

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Carlyle S. Baer Horse Bookplate [Ex Libris]

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Seller ID: 2801

Condition: Fine


Carlyle S. Baer bookplate, no designer, nd, 12.8 by 16.5 cm. Unused, fine. Horse theme, this plate depicts a jumper in halftone, printed in green. View more info

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Carlyle S. Baer Nursing Foal Bookplate [Horse, Ex Libris]

By: N/A

Price: $12.00

Seller ID: 2802

Condition: Fine


Carlyle S. Baer, no designer, nd, 10.8 by 13.3 cm. Unused, fine. Halftone photo of a nursing foal, printed in brown with black lettering. View more info

Image for Albert Perry Brigham BOokplate [Ex Libris]

Albert Perry Brigham BOokplate [Ex Libris]

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Seller ID: 2803

Condition: Fine


Albert Perry Brigham by L.C., nd, 8.7 by 12.2. Unused, fine. A geology/library-themed plate on gummed paper. Brigham (1855-1932) was a Harvard-educated geologist and Baptist minister from Perry, New York. View more info

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Prof. Karl Glaessmen Bookplate by Paynzen [EX Libris]

By: N/A

Price: $12.00

Seller ID: 2805

Condition: Very Good


Prof. Karl Glaessmen by Paynzen, no date, 10 by 13 cm. Used, very good with thick glue spots on each corner of the back side. A chemistry professor perhaps? A test tube held above a burner, producing wisps of smoke that spell the owner’s name, and at the top, for some reason, a vignette of a little guy riding a cello. This etching was very well executed—its surprising that I can’t find anything out about the artist View more info

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James Goode Bookplate by Richard Wagener [Ex Libris]

By: N/A

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 2806

Condition: Good


James Goode by Richard Wagener, nd, wood engraving, 11.1 by 7.5 cm. Used, good with paper remnants on verso and a light stain in lower left corner. A wonderful wood engraving of an anteater with the motto “Esse Quam Videri” (To be, rather than to seem). Wagener (1944 –) is a prolific and well-regarded engraver who has received the Carl Hertzog Award for Excellence in Book Design and the Oscar Lewis Award for contributions to the book arts. For more information ... View more info

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James Goode Bookplate [Ex Libris]

By: N/A

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 2807

Condition: Good


James Goode, no designer, nd, typographic label, 8.9 by 7.3 cm. Used, good with paper remnants on verso and a small stain in the upper margin. For more information on Mr. Goode, see his interview in the September/October 2008 issue of Fine Books & Collections (p. 80). View more info

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J. Cluny Harkness Bookplate by Pat Terry [Ex Libris]

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Seller ID: 2808

Condition: Very Good


J. Cluny Harkness bookplate by Pat Terry, nd, 10.2 by 13.7 cm. Used, very good. A charming image of a gentleman reading by candlelight in his library. Harkness was an Australian businessman, but apparently not much more is known about him. View more info

Image for Smith Ely Jelliffe Bookplate by Anne Jouard, 1928 [Ex Libris]

Smith Ely Jelliffe Bookplate by Anne Jouard, 1928 [Ex Libris]

By: N/A

Price: $8.00

Publisher: 1928

Seller ID: 2809

Condition: Fair


Smith Ely Jelliffe bookplate by Anne Jouard, 1928, 9.1 by 12.1 cm. Used, fair with faint mottled yellow staining from the glue that can be seen on the front. Jelliffe (1866-1945) was a neurologist, psychoanalyst, and educator that lived and practiced in New York City for most of his life. Originally trained in botany and pharmacy, Jelliffe switched first to neurology in the mid-1890s then to psychiatry, neuropsychiatry, and ultimately to psychoanalysis. One of Americ... View more info

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A. Joos, Graveur Trade Label by A. Joos [Engraver, Bookplate]

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Seller ID: 2810

Condition: Near Fine


A. Joos, Graveur trade label by A. Joos, nd, 9 by 6.2 cm label mounted on a 10.4 by 6.8 card. Used, near fine. An engravers trade label packed with classical imagery. I’ve not been able to find out anything about Joos. Hopefully, you’ll have better luck. View more info

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Leon Kibort Bookplate by Anthony F. Kroll [Ex Libris]

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Seller ID: 2811

Condition: Fine


Leon Kibort by Anthony F. Kroll, nd, engraved with embossed arms, 8 by 11.4 cm. Unused, fine. Kroll is featured in American Bookplates (Butler, p. 97). Originally trained as an architect, Kroll (1914-1999) eventually opened a shop in Pasadena, California where most of his engraving work was done. “The majority of his bookplate,” says Butler, “evidently use a photo-engraving intaglio process which enables him to reproduce the original artist’s work accurately ... View more info

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Lawrence S. Kubie Bookplate [Ex Libris]

By: N/A

Price: $6.00

Seller ID: 2812

Condition: Very Good


Lawrence S. Kubie bookplate, no designer, nd, 3.5 by 5.1 cm. Used, very good with minor corner bumping and a small spot of skinning on the verso that cannot be seen on the front. Dr. Lawrence S. Kubie (1896-1973) was a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst and a Harvard and Johns Hopkins grad. From his Obituary: “Dr. Kubie, who was described by colleagues as an orthodox Freudian psychoanalyst who constantly challenged orthodoxies of all kinds, including this own, had lectu... View more info

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Lambton Bookplate by Mark Lambert, 1820 [Ex Libris]

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: 1820

Seller ID: 2813

Condition: Very Good


[Lambton] by Mark Lambert, 1820, 6.6 by 8.8 cm. Used, very good with light soiling. This incredibly detailed armorial doesn’t bear a name, but Fincham lists it for the Lambton family, with the motto “Le Jour Viendra,” (the day will come). Lambert was an English engraver from Newcastle upon Tyne. He was an apprentice of Bewick who went into business on his own in 1807. Fincham, p. 55. View more info

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William H. Leggett Book Label [Torrey Botanical Club, Bookplate, Ex Libris]

By: N/A

Price: $8.00

Seller ID: 2814

Condition: Good


William H. Leggett book label, no designer, nd, typographical book label, approx. 6.5 by 3.5 cm (unevenly trimmed). Used, good, with a chip from the top edge. Born in Manhattan, William Henry Leggett (1816-1882) was a Columbia-educated botanist and founding member of the Torrey Botanical Club (now the Torrey Botanical Society), the oldest botanical society in the Americas. He was also the founder and first editor of the Torrey Botanical Bulletin (Torrey Botanical So... View more info

Image for Joannis Bernardi Nack Bookplate by Johann Heinrich Wicker and De St. Hilaire, 1759 [Two-Sided Ex Libris]

Joannis Bernardi Nack Bookplate by Johann Heinrich Wicker and De St. Hilaire, 1759 [Two-Sided Ex Libris]

By: N/A

Price: $100.00

Publisher: 1759

Seller ID: 2816

Condition: Very Good


Joannis Bernardi Nack Bookplate by Johann Heinrich Wicker and De St. Hilaire, 1759, 8.4 by 13.3 cm. Used, very good with faint skinning on the De St. Hilaire side (see below) and a 3 mm tear on the bottom edge. This double-sided bookplate—with one side engraved by De St. Hilaire in 1759 and the other side engraved by Wicker sometime after that, is, in Walter Hamilton’s view, “one of the most curious, and perhaps one of the scarcest, known.” (Dated Book-plates, ... View more info

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Jenö Reisinger Bookplate by S. Pálffy [Ex Libris]

By: N/A

Price: $6.00

Seller ID: 2817

Condition: Very Good


Jenö Reisinger bookplate by S. Pálffy, nd, 5.2 by 6 cm. Unused but with hinge residue on verso; very good with light wear. A bookplate-themed ex libris for Reisinger (Hungary, 1908-1972) by the Hungarian artist Pálffy. The plate features an open book piled with bookplates. View more info

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Antiquariat Robert Wölfle Trade Label [Bookplate]

By: N/A

Price: $8.00

Seller ID: 2824

Condition: Good


Antiquariat Robert Wölfle trade label by AJ or AW, nd, 7.4 by 6.2 cm. Used with some rather unfortunate glue staining along the left and right edges (see image). A trade label for this Munich handbücherei. The firm apparently still exists, though this undated label is a vintage example. View more info

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

By: N/A

Price: $45.00

Seller ID: 2827

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 tw... View more info

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Vintage Printing Block for Schreis Bookplate [Ex Libris]

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Seller ID: 2840

Condition: Very Good


[Printing Block] Vintage Printing Block for Schreis Bookplate. Not dated. Wood-backed, Speedball linoleum block, 9.8 by 15.2 cm. Light scuffing. Obviously, an amateur effort abandoned halfway through the project. Features a sailing ship with the words “Ex Libris / The Schreis.” The ship is nearly complete, but our young engraver only made it through a couple letters. A nice conversation piece View more info