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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 chipping on the covers at the head of the spine. The textblock shows only very light creasing to the corners. The red cord was bro... 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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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 1880, includes sections on the Chippendale style, allegoric plates, landscape in English bookplates, mottoes concerning books,... 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 endpapers and the ghosts of objects that have been stored there over the years are very evident—one being a clipping of a type-orn... 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 Count and Princes of Collalto, copper engraver Friedrich Teubel, graphic designers Wim Zwiers and Zum Tobel, book designer Willi... View more info

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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; Butler, pp. 41-43. View more info

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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 main claim to fame of Mr. Gore (1847-1923) was having had a bookplate designed by Blashfield! View more info

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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 division from 1966 until his retirement in 1992, after which he volunteered as a cataloger until 2017. He was an avid collector of ... View more info

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Elizabeth Watson-Diamond Bookplate by Enrico Vannuccini [Ex Libris]

By: Enrico Vannuccini

Price: $20.00

Seller ID: 2439

Condition: Fine


Elizabeth Watson-Diamond by Enrico Vannuccini, nd, 13.1 by 19 cm. Unused, fine. A large, stunning engraving of John the Baptist. View more info

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F. van Wyck Mason Sporting Bookplate by T.B.P. WITH 1959 Signed Letter [Ex Libris]

By: F. van Wyck Mason

Price: $30.00

Publisher: 1959

Inscription: Signed Letter

Seller ID: 2822

Condition: Very Good


F. van Wyck Mason bookplate by T.B.P., nd, 8.4 by 11.5 cm. Unused but with a couple of faint creases, a light paperclip impression, and small spots of skinning in the upper and lower margins (they do not affect the image). A duck hunting scene with a frame of icons related to his artistic, literary, and military achievements. Includes a type-written, signed letter from Van Wyck Mason to a fan (or bookplate collector), dated May 6, 1959. “I’m enclosing something of mine, a book plate, which I don’t often send away.” Van Wyck Mason (1901-1978) was a novelist and historian. He serve... View more info

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Bookplates for Beginners

By: Fowler, Alfred

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Kansas City, MO, Alfred Fowler: 1922

Edition: Limited ed

Seller ID: 1846

Condition: Very Good


500 printed. Cream paper over boards with gilt cover titles, recently rebacked with a brown cloth spine and a black paper spine label with gilt titles, new endpapers, 24.4 by 32 cm, frontis, 48 pp. plus single-page ad for Fowler’s books, illus. Minor corner and edge wear with some scuffing and light silverfish damage to the boards. Light foxing here and there. Goode bookplate. A well-illustrated and charming introduction to the world of bookplates, including sections on “Bookplates in the Beginning,” “Early American Bookplates,” “Modern Bookplates,” and “Bookplate Collecti... View more info

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The Bookplate Annual for 1925

By: Fowler, Alfred, ed.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Kansas City, MO, Alfred Fowler: 1925

Edition: Limited ed

Seller ID: 1847

Condition: Very Good


500 printed. Blue paper over boards with black spine and cover titles, dust jacket printed in black and red, 24.5 by 32 cm, engraved frontis, 53 pp. plus single-page ad for Fowler’s books, illus. Light wear to the edges with minor rubbing to the edges and head and tail of the spine. Includes the scarce printed dust jacket; yellowed with some tiny chips and tears. The armorial bookplate of George G Herrick, printed in gilt, silver, red, green and black mounted to the front free endpaper. The final edition, I believe, of Fowler’s Annuals. The principal contents include “The Bookplate... View more info

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The Miscellany, Volumes I, II, and III [American Bookplate Society]

By: Fowler, H. Alfred; Elisabeth C.T Miller

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Kansas City, MO/Cleveland, OH, The Miscellany: 1914-1916

Seller ID: 2835

Condition: Very Good


Bound set of 12 issues comprising three volumes, complete, 1914-1916. Bound in blue buckram with dulled gilt spine titles, 13 by 18.5 cm, iv 68; iv 80; iv 100 pp., sparsely illus., each volume is preceded by an annual contents page. Very good with rubbing to the edges and extremities, minor soiling on the back cover, and a faint stain on the fore-edge of the textblock. There is a “Specimen – Imperfect” stamp on the verso of the frontis to Vol. 1 No. 1. Fowler was the longtime Secretary-Treasurer of the American Bookplate Society and this periodical was one in a long line of ABS publi... View more info

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Fredk. Rusell Bookplate [Big Clam Ex Libris]

By: Fredk. Rusell

Price: $8.00

Seller ID: 2456

Condition: Very Good


Fredk. Rusell, no designer, nd, 8.4 by 6.8 cm. Used, very good with hinge remnants and faint rubbing. A simple, yet striking image of a large clam superimposed with the owner’s name. ookplate View more info

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George Olcott Bookplate [Ex Libris]

By: George Olcott

Price: $35.00

Edition: original

Seller ID: 2098

Condition: Very Good


George Olcott, no designer, nd, 8 by 58 cm, used and mounted on a collector card. Very light spotting. A lovely literary plate with a harp-playing cherub flanked by two piles of books, with “667” written in the book number field. Allen notes that the design is “very nearly the same” as the bookplates of Frederick Marsh and George Goodwin, the latter attributed to Amos Doolittle Not having seen the Marsh or Goodwin plates I can’t draw any conclusions. Allen 622. View more info

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Österreichische Exlibris Gesellschaft 1920 Jahrbuch [Austrian Bookplate Society 1920 Yearbook]

By: Grünebaum, M.R.V., ed.

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Vienna, Österreichische Exlibris Gesellschaft: 1920

Seller ID: 2688

Condition: Fair


Vol. 18. Wraps, 22.5 by 30.6 cm, [ii] 24 pp. plus 2 pages of ads., illus. The brittle front cover is detached and has loss at the upper and lower corners; the textblock is very good with light corner wear and some minor creasing to the upper corner. The Austrian Bookplate Society’s well-illustrated Yearbook for 1920 with eight tipped in bookplates. Includes articles about the bookplates and supralibros of the Benedictine Monastery at Nonnberg (Salzburg), the woodcut artist Walter Clemens Schmidt and his bookplates, silhouettes by Helene Winiwarter, Max Klinger, Ilona Wittrisch, Arthur Pa... View more info

Bookplate Signed by Edgar A. Guest - 1914

By: Guest, Edgar A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Detroit, 1914

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 394

Condition: Very Good


Detroit, 1914 Bookplate Very Good Detroit, 1914 Bookplate Very Good Guest, Edgar A Bookplate Signed by Edgar A Guest This bookplate was removed (not by us!) from a limited edition copy of Breakfast Table Chat (Detroit, 1914) The plate reads: “This book is No 77 of an exclusive edition of five hundred copies [signature] ‘Breakfast Table Chat’” 4 1/2 by 3 1/8-inches Light wear and glue stains along left, gutter-edge and some seep-through glue stains on lower right corner Signature is nice and strong (eph) View more info