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Image for Year Book 1965/1966 of the American Society of Bookplate Collectors and Designers

Year Book 1965/1966 of the American Society of Bookplate Collectors and Designers

By: Baer, Carlyle S., ed.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Washington DC, ASBC&D: 1969

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 2669

Condition: Very Good


Printed by the University Press of Sewanee, Tennessee, 1969, no. 175 of 200 printed. Cord-bound, card wraps, 19.6 by 25.3 cm, 27 pp. plus colophon, illus. No. 81 of 200, very good with light corner wear. While this copy retains the original tissue sleeve, it has a light dampstain on the cover panel of the tissue (tea?), and a very faint stain can be seen on the cover as well. Includes “A Few Examples of Ecclesiastical Bookplates” by Rev. Canon Enrico S. Molnar, al... View more info

The Typographic Bookplates of Ward Ritchie

By: Beck, Melissa; Ward Ritchie, foreword

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Santa Monica, California, Kenneth Karimole: 1990

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 654

Condition: Fine


Santa Monica, California: Kenneth Karimole, 1990. First edition. Fine. Santa Monica, California: Kenneth Karimole, 1990. First edition. Fine. [Ward Ritchie] Beck, Melissa; Ward Ritchie, foreword. The Typographic Bookplates of Ward Ritchie. Santa Monica, California: Kenneth Karimole, 1990, limited edition of 300 copies. Hardcover with original clear mylar jacket with tears to the rear panel, 5 5/8 by 8 1/2-inches, not paginated (119 pp.). decorative paper over ... View more info

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South African Bookplates from the Percival J.G. Collection

By: Bishop, Percival J.G.

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Amsterdam/Cape Town, A.A. Balkema: 1955

Edition: Limited ed

Seller ID: 1851

Condition: Good +


500 printed (50 of which are signed/numbered). Burgundy cloth with faded gilt spine titles and gilt publisher’s device on cover, 14 by 22.5 cm, frontis (tipped-in color copy of the author’s bookplate), 108 pp., illus. Light wear and stains to the boards and yellowing to the endpapers. Bookplate of noted collector James Goode on the rear pastedown. Based on Bishop’s personal collection, this volume illustrates the wide variety of South African ex libris. Includ... View more info

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Some Suffolk and Norfolk Ex-Libris: Bookplates and Labels Relating to East Anglian Owners, Artists and Printers

By: Blatchly, John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, The Bookplate Society: 2000

Seller ID: 1792

Condition: Good +


London: The Bookplate Society, 2000. Good +. 450 copies printed. Sewn wraps, 19.4 by 27.4 cm, 154 pp., illus. Light rubbing and edge and corner wear to the wraps. James Goode bookplate on the inside of the front cover. Heavily illustrated. View more info

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East Anglian Ex-Libris: Bookplates and Labels Made Between 1700 and the Present Day

By: Blatchly, John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, The Bookplate Society: 2008

Seller ID: 1794

Condition: Near Fine


London: The Bookplate Society, 2008. Near Fine. 400 copies printed. Sewn wraps, 19.5 by 27.5 cm, 128 pp., illus. Near fine. James Goode bookplate on the inside of the front cover. Heavily illustrated with crisp, clear images. View more info

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Pennsylvania German Bookplates: A Study

By: Borneman, Henry S.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania German Society: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2695

Condition: Very Good


Vol. 54 of the Publications by the Pennsylvania German Society, 1953. Illustrated paper-covered boards with red cloth spine and gilt spine titles, 16 by 24 cm, color frontis, iv 169 pp. plus 24 color plates. Very minor shelf wear to the extremities, with faintly yellowed endpapers and leaves. No writing or other marks. A detailed look at the art of Fraktur and Pennsylvania German ownership marks with some beautifully-reproduced examples of these MSS plates. Chapters ... View more info

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Pennsylvania German Bookplates: A Study

By: Borneman, Henry S.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania German Society: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2696

Condition: Very Goodf


Vol. 54 of the Publications by the Pennsylvania German Society, 1953. Illustrated paper-covered boards with red cloth spine and gilt spine titles, 16 by 24 cm, color frontis, iv 169 pp. plus 24 color plates. Light rubbing on the edges and corners, with faintly yellowed endpapers and leaves and erased—though still visible—pencil notes on the ffep. There is a gift inscription on the front pastedown: “To F. deW B. with our compliments. K.D. Longsday / P.G. Societ... View more info

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The Rise of the Book-Plate: Being an Exemplification of the Art, Signified by Various Book-Plates, from its Earliest to its Most Recent Practice … with an Introduction and Chapter on the Study and Arrangement of Book-Plates by Henry Blackwell

By: Bowdoin, William Goodrich; Henry Blackwell, intro.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, A. Wessels Company: 1901

Seller ID: 2697

Condition: Good - Very Good


Black paper-covered boards with a dark red cloth spine with gilt spine and cover titles, 19 by 23.5 cm, copper plate frontis, 207 pp. (48 of text, incld. a bibliography of bookplate literature), heavily illus. Chipping on the edges of the boards with light scuff marks and corner wear; gilt on the spine is dull. The front hinge is cracked with an old glue repair job and the rear hinge looks professionally repaired. Light tears and stains on the frontispiece tissue guar... View more info

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A Selection of Old Canadian Bookplates: From the Collection in the Library at the University of British Columbia, The Alcuin Society’s Keepsake 1967

By: Brearley, Neil; Nick Schwabe, designer

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Vancouver, The Alcuin Society: 1967

Seller ID: 2698

Condition: Very Good


Staple-bound card wraps, approx. 22.2 by 28.5 cm, 12 pp., illus. Very good with minor wear to the wraps and edges. Includes a brief, 2 pp. introduction and reproductions of 22 interesting plates from the U. of B.C., most with a short paragraph on the design and owner. Includes designs for politicians, explorers, physicians, railwaymen, and more. View more info

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Charles E. Goodspeed Bookplate [Angling, Ex Libris, Bookseller]

By: Charles E. Goodspeed

Price: $50.00

Seller ID: 2445

Condition: Fine


Charles E. Goodspeed, the designer’s mark in the lower left corner is an H (it is possible that there are one or two letters before the H, but they are illegible), nd, 8.5 by 10.5. Unused, fine. Scarce ex libris of the distinguished bookseller, publisher, author, bookplate collector—and angler—Charles Goodspeed (1867-1950). Much rarer than his Boston Massacre plate by S.L. Smith. Dickinson/Bookdealers pp. 80-82. View more info

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Ernest Dawson by Charles Joseph Rider

By: Charles Joseph Rider

Price: $30.00

Seller ID: 2434

Condition: Fine


Ernest Dawson by Charles Joseph Rider, nd, 8.8 by 12 cm. Unused, fine. A scarce plate for Ernest Dawson (1882-1947), founder of Dawson’s, Los Angeles’ oldest continuously open book shop. Founded in 1905, the business is now run by ABAA member Michael Dawson. Butler pp. 116-117, Dickinson/Bookdealers pp. 46-47. View more info

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IXe Congrès d’Ex Libris, 1er Congrès International 1962 - 1962 Paris Bookplate Congress

By: Congrès d’Ex Libris

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Paris, Congrès d’Ex Libris: 1962

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 420

Condition: Good +


Paris: Congrès d’Ex Libris, 1962. First edition. Good +. Paris: Congrès d’Ex Libris, 1962. First edition. Good +. [Bookplates] Congrès d’Ex Libris. IXe Congrès d’Ex Libris, 1er Congrès International 1962. Paris: Congrès d’Ex Libris/Imprimerie Lebègue, 1962. Cord-bound softcover with card wraps, 8 1/2 by 11-inches, 20 pp. plus loose print and card (see below). The card wraps have several small edge tears as well as corner chips and heavy chippi... View more info

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Daughters of the American Revolution Bookplate (Ex Libris) D.A.R.

By: Daughters of the American Revolution

Price: $10.00

Seller ID: 2433

Condition: Near Fine


Daughters of the American Revolution, no designer, nd, 8.5 by 10.1 cm. Unused, near fine. For the Library of the National Society of the D.A.R. View more info

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Audrey Spencer Arellanes Bookplate (Ex Libris)

By: David W. Starette

Price: $8.00

Seller ID: 2424

Condition: Near Fine


Audrey Spencer Arellanes by David W. Starette, nd, 5.2 by 6.2 cm. Used, near fine. Starette’s typographic plate for Arellanes, the doyenne of American bookplate collecting; editor of the American Society of Bookplate Collectors and Designers Year Books during the 1970s, ‘80s and ‘90s, author of Bookplates: A Selective Annotated Bibliography of the Periodical Literature, and editor of Bookplates in the News. View more info

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A Guide to the Study of Book-Plates (Ex-Libris) [Bookplates]

By: De Tabley, Lord (John Byrne Leicester Warren)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Manchester, England, Sherratt and Hughes: 1900

Edition: second edition

Seller ID: 1853

Condition: Good


500 printed. Dark olive cloth with paper spine label, 15 by 23 cm, frontis, v 228 pp., illus. Light bumping and wear to the extremities, some dents to the boards and edges, and chipping and scuffing on the spine label. The front and rear hinges are cracked but stable. There is an ornate armorial plate by Sherborn on the front pastedown and a medical bookplate (a stork and skeleton holding an infant) for Samuel Radbill on the rear pastedown. Originally published in 1... View more info

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Concerning Book-Plates: A Handbook for Collectors [Bookplates Ex Libris]

By: Dixson, Zella Allen

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Chicago, Wisteria Cottage Press: 1903

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2700

Condition: Good-Very Good


First printing with “Author’s Edition” on the spine and cover. Tan cloth with black, green, lavender and blue spine and cover titles and decorations – a lovely wisteria design – 14 by 20.6 cm, frontis, xv, [2] 217 pp., illus. Darkening on the spine, light wear at the head and tail of the spine, and some very light silverfish nibbles on the back cover; the front hinge is starting to crack, but intact and stable. There is some heavy yellowing on the rear endpape... View more info

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Österreichisches Jahrbuch für Exlibris und Gebrauchsgraphik 1954-55, Österreichische Exlibris Gesellschaft [Austrian Yearbook for Bookplates and Graphic Arts 1954-55, Austrian Bookplate Society]

By: Donin, Richard Kurt, ed.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Vienna, Österreichische Exlibris Gesellschaft: 1955

Seller ID: 2689

Condition: Good-Very Good


Vol. 40. Wraps, 24 by 32 cm, 40 pp., illus. Wraps have rubbing and wear to the edges and corners, a 25 mm split at the head of the spine, and a large lower corner crease on the front cover; the interior is very good with only faint yellowing. The Society’s fortieth Yearbook, beautifully illustrated with reproductions of engraved bookplates produced with the original printing blocks, as well as numerous other illustrations. Articles include the bookplates of the Cou... View more info

Image for Beverly Chew Bookplate by E.D. French, 1895 [Ex Libris]

Beverly Chew Bookplate by E.D. French, 1895 [Ex Libris]

By: E.D. French

Price: $15.00

Publisher: 1895

Seller ID: 2804

Condition: Fair


Beverly Chew by E.D. French, 1895, engraving, 4.8 by 5.3 cm. Used, fair with wrinkles and edge wear. A small armorial plate by one of the masters, Edwin Davis French. Chew (1850-1924) was a banker and well-regarded book collector who focused on sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English authors and, later, poets of the same period (Dickinson, pp. 64-65). He was an active member and supporter of the Grolier Club and edited some of their best catalogs. Fincham, p. 31;... View more info

Image for Theodore Woodman Gore Bookplate by E.H. Blashfield (Ex Libris)

Theodore Woodman Gore Bookplate by E.H. Blashfield (Ex Libris)

By: E.H. Blashfield

Price: $15.00

Publisher: c. 1910

Seller ID: 2446

Condition: Very Good


Theodore Woodman Gore by E.H. Blashfield, c. 1910, 15.2 by 22.9 cm (image is approx. 7 by 5 cm). Unused, very good with light foxing and rubbing. Large-paper copy, printed in brown on cream paper, with the motto: “In Hoc Signo Vinces” (in this sign you will conquer). Edwin Howland Blashfield (1848-1936) was a well-known American artist, a member of the National Academy of Design in New York, and has been called the father of American mural painting. It seems the ... View more info

Image for Richard H. Schimmelpfeng Bookplate by Editha Hayes Spencer [Ex Libris]

Richard H. Schimmelpfeng Bookplate by Editha Hayes Spencer [Ex Libris]

By: Editha Hayes Spencer

Price: $10.00

Seller ID: 2820

Condition: Fine


Richard H. Schimmelpfeng bookplate by Editha Hayes Spencer, nd, linoleum cut, 8.6 by 12.6 cm. Unused, fine. Spencer (1921-2010) was a University of California-trained artist involved in painting, printing, making block prints, and the graphic arts. Her bookplate designs are linoleum block prints which are printed by hand. Richard (1929-2017) was a consummate bookman and all-around good guy; he worked in the University of Connecticut rare books and manuscripts divisio... View more info