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Book-Plates [Bookplates, Ex Libris]

By: Hardy, William John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co., Ltd.: 1897

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2715

Condition: Fair


Second edition. Black cloth with gilt spine and cover titles and gilt cover device, 14 by 21 cm, frontis, xvi 240 pp., illus. Well-worn covers with the black cloth faded to brown along the edges, a slight cock to the spine, and wear at the corners; the endpapers are heavily foxed, but the textblock is only lightly yellowed. The front pastedown bears the bookplate of the British zoologist Harold Hulme Brindley, and it covers another bookplate that I can’t quite make ... View more info

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Henry R. Luce Bookplate [Time, Life, Sports Illustrated Publisher, Ex Libris]

By: Henry R. Luce

Price: $15.00

Seller ID: 2451

Condition: Very Good


Henry R. Luce, no designer, nd, 9.3 by 5.8 cm. Used, very good with light rubbing. A simple, even understated book label for one of the most influential and powerful publishers of the twentieth century. From Luce’s (1898-1967) New York Times obituary: “A man of missionary zeal and limitless curiosity, Henry Robinson Luce deeply influenced American journalism between 1923, when he and the late Briton Hadden founded Time: The Weekly Newsmagazine, and 1964, when he r... View more info

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Österreichische Exlibris Gesellschaft 1916 Jahrbuch [Austrian Bookplate Society 1916 Yearbook]

By: Höfken, Rudolf Ritter, ed.

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Vienna, Österreichische Exlibris Gesellschaft: 1916

Seller ID: 2687

Condition: Good


Vol. 14. Wraps, 24 by 32 cm, 91 pp. plus index and numerous plates and tipped in bookplates. Edge, corner wear and uneven fading to the wraps; bumping to the foot of the spine that has caused a crimp to the entire textblock in the same area. The front hinge is cracked but intact, otherwise the interior is clean and bright. A stunning Yearbook from the Austrian Bookplate Society, with numerous articles and checklists (in German, of course), and numerous photographic a... View more info

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Wm. [William] Bateman Bookplate by J. Fothergill

By: J. Fothergill

Price: $35.00

Publisher: 1830

Seller ID: 2426

Condition: Very Good +


Wm. [William] Bateman by J. Fothergill, dated 1830 by Fincham, 8 by 8 cm. Used, very good to near fine with “1824” noted in pen in the lower right corner; mounted on a collector’s sheet with typed notes. Lee tells us that there are two states, signed and unsigned. This plate is unsigned. The typed notes read: “William BATEMAN, of Middleton-by-Youlgrave, married 1820, Mary, dau. of James Crompton of Brightmet, Lancashire. Died 1861 [pencil corrected to 1835].... View more info

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Essai sur les Ex-Libris Modernes Français [Bookplates]

By: Jammes, André; J. Adhemar, preface

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Paris, Chez l’Auteur: 1947

Seller ID: 2716

Condition: Very Good


Staple-bound wraps, 19 by 26.8 cm, 29 pp., 25 illustrations. Very good with light cover and corner wear, uneven darkening on the wraps, and an 18 mm split at the head of the spine. A look at “modern” French bookplates, including designs by Le Campion, Valletton, Marval, Le Breton, etc. Text is in French. View more info

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John Gutzon de la Mothe-Borglum Bookplate (Ex Libris)

By: John Gutzon de la Mothe-Borglum

Price: $35.00

Seller ID: 2427

Condition: Very Good


John Gutzon de la Mothe-Borglum, designer’s initials are HMC or similar, nd, 7.3 by 9.3 cm. Used, very good with paper remnants on verso. A charming armorial woodcut for the creator of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Borglum (1867-1941) led an interesting life. The child of Danish immigrants and Mormon polygamy, Borglum studied under William Keith in Los Angeles, as well as the Acadèmie Julian in Paris. He sold a sculpture to New York’s Museum of Modern A... View more info

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Grays Inn Library Bookplate by John Pine [c.1750 Ex Libris, Gray's Inn, Barrister, Lawyer]

By: John Pine

Price: $50.00

Publisher: c. 1750

Seller ID: 2447

Condition: Very Good


Grays Inn Library by John Pine, c. 1750, approx. 8 by 11.3 cm. Used, very good with small chips to the upper and left margins; mounted on paper with notes in the lower margin, then mounted on a collectors’ card. A striking image based on a design by Henri Gravelot. Commissioned by Gray’s Inn in 1970 for which Pine received £3.65 for 2,000 prints. Featured in Lee’s British Bookplates (pp. 80-81) with some notes on its commission. The Honourable Society of Gray... View more info

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American Artist, May 1965 [The Art of the Bookplate]

By: Kent, Norman, ed., Fridolf Johnson

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Billboard Publishing Company, Inc.: Vol. 29 No. 5, Issue 285, May 1965

Seller ID: 2067

Condition: Good


Wraps, 22.3 by 29.5 cm, 84 pp., illus. Light cover and corner wear with a few scuff marks, chipping at the foot of the spine, and chipping and a 2 cm split at the head of the spine. A surprisingly scarce issue that features a well-illustrated eight-page article on “The Art of the Bookplate” by illustrator, author and bookplate collector Fridolf Johnson. Also includes articles on David Blower, Norman Kramer, Robert Laurent, Richard Kazlow, and “Gauguin Woodblocks... View more info

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Five Issues of The Bookplate Society Newsletter, 2001-02

By: Latcham, Paul, ed.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Hereford, The Bookplate Society: 2001-2002

Seller ID: 2694

Condition: Near Fine


Vol. XXIII Nos. 2, 3 and 4, June, Sept., Dec. 2001, Vol. XXIV Nos. 1 and 2, March, June 2002. Staple-bound self-wraps, 14.7 by 21 cm, 24 pp. ea. incld. wraps, illus. Near fine. Society news and reports, auction news, member and bookplate profiles, bookplates in the news, etc. View more info

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Delaware Bookplates

By: Law, Henry I.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Washington, DC, The Bruin Press: 1940

Seller ID: 1775

Condition: Very Good


Washington, DC: The Bruin Press, 1940. Very Good. Yellow paper over boards with blue cover titles, 19 by 25.3 cm, frontis, 55 pp., 3 mounted bookplates. A short history of bookplates in Delaware followed by a forty-three page list of Delaware bookplates arranged by owner (with, when available, information on style, content, designer, date, and printing process) and three pages of plates by Delaware designers, including Brandt Alexander, Bertha Bates, Albert Kruse, He... View more info

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Delaware Bookplates

By: Law, Henry I.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Washington, DC, The Bruin Press: 1940

Seller ID: 1849

Condition: Very Good


Yellow paper over boards with blue cover titles, 19 by 25.3 cm, frontis, 55 pp., 3 mounted bookplates. A short history of bookplates in Delaware followed by a forty-three page list of Delaware bookplates arranged by owner (with, when available, information on style, content, designer, date, and printing process) and three pages of plates by Delaware designers, including Brandt Alexander, Bertha Bates, Albert Kruse, Henry Law, Howard Pyle, and Ralph Crosby Smith. Bumpin... View more info

The Bookplate Journal, March 1999 (The Bookplate Society)

By: Lee, Brian North, editor

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, The Bookplate Society: 1999

Seller ID: 649

Condition: Very Good +


London: The Bookplate Society, 1999. Very Good +. London: The Bookplate Society, 1999. Very Good +. [Periodical] Lee, Brian North, editor. The Bookplate Journal, March 1999. London: The Bookplate Society, Vol. 17, No. 1, march 1999. Wraps, 5 3/8 by 8 1/2-inches, 48 pp. Light wear to the wraps and corners. Includes: Bookplates by Elizabeth Friedlander by Pauline Paucker; Some Bonaparte, Murat and Leuchtenberg Bookplates by Brian North Lee; Portrait of a Bookpl... View more info

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German Book-plates: An Illustrated Handbook of German & Austrian Exlibris

By: Leiningen-Westerburg, Karl Emich Count zu; G. Ravenscroft Dennis, trans.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: George Bell & Sons, George Bell & Sons: 1901

Edition: First English-language edition

Seller ID: 2717

Condition: Very Good


First English-language edition. Rebound in brown cloth with bright gilts spine and cover titles, and new endpapers, top edge gilt, 15 by 19.5 cm, color frontispiece, xix 531 pp., numerous illus. Binding fine; textblock is very good but for a touch of minor foxing here and there. Solidly bound to be handled and used, this volume includes chapters on methods of reproduction, German and English heraldry, inscriptions on bookplates, sizes and varieties of exlibris, Fifteen... View more info

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German Book-plates: An Illustrated Handbook of German & Austrian Exlibris

By: Leiningen-Westerburg, Karl Emich Count zu; G. Ravenscroft Dennis, trans.

Price: $90.00

Publisher: London/New York, George Bell & Sons: 1901

Edition: First English-language edition

Seller ID: 2718

Condition: Very Good


First English-language edition. Rebound in brown cloth with bright gilts spine and cover titles, and new endpapers, top edge gilt, 15 by 19.5 cm, color frontispiece, xix 531 pp., numerous illus. Binding fine; textblock is very good but for a number (4243) in ink verso the title page, and a touch of minor dampstaining to the lower corner of the textblock. This copy has an additional bookplate image (that was clipped from a bookseller’s catalog) for Hans Teilnkes Von P... View more info

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Letitia Simpson Bookplate [Ex Libris]

By: Letitia Simpson

Price: $6.00

Edition: original

Seller ID: 2087

Condition: Very Good


original print Very Good Letitia Simpson, designer’s mark is illegible (MRH maybe?), nd, 73 by 116 cm, album mounts Very good View more info

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Frederick Ruffner Bookplate by Lothar Hoffmann [Calligraphy, Ex Libris]

By: Lothar Hoffmann

Price: $6.00

Seller ID: 2455

Condition: Very Good


Frederick Ruffner by Lothar Hoffmann, nd, 7.6 by 7.6 cm. Used, very good. Designed by the German-born calligrapher while residing in Michigan. Ruffner was the man behind Gale Research Co., as well as a bibliophile and bookplate aficionado. View more info

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J. (Jan) Rhebergen Bookplate by Lou Strik [Ex Libris]

By: Lou Strik

Price: $8.00

Publisher: [1981]

Seller ID: 2453

Condition: Very Good


J. (Jan) Rhebergen by Lou Strik, [1981], 8.8 by 9.3 cm. Used, very good. A wood engraving by Ludovicus Strik (1921-2001), a prodigious Dutch printmaker. Rhebergen was a personal friend of Strik’s and had many bookplates designed by the artist. View more info

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Maartje Rhebergen Bookplate by Lou Strik [Juvenile, Ex Libris]

By: Lou Strik

Price: $6.00

Seller ID: 2470

Condition: Very Good


Maartje Rhebergen by Lou Strik, nd, 6.8 by 9.6 cm. Used, very good. A wood engraving by Dutch printmaker Ludovicus Strik (1921-2001). View more info

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Luther A. Brewer Bookplate [Ex Libris, Torch Press]

By: Luther A. Brewer

Price: $15.00

Publisher: 1892

Seller ID: 2429

Condition: Near Fine


Luther A. Brewer, no designer, 1892, 8.6 by 10.3 cm. Unused, mounted on a card, near fine. Brewer (1853-1933) was a Cedar Rapids, Iowa, publisher who owned The Torch Press. An earlier Brewer plate with the publisher’s home of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and the motto “Inter Folia Fructus.” No designer noted, but this could possibly be the work of Brewer’s Torch Press. View more info

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Index to the Year Books of the American Society of Bookplate Collectors and Designers 1923-1949/50

By: Metzdorf, Robert F.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Washington DC, ASBC&D: 1952

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 2684

Condition: Near Fine


Printed for members of the ASBC&D at The University Press of Sewanee, Tennessee. Cord-bound, card wraps, 19.2 by 24.9 cm, 16 pp. Near fine. View more info