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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 th... 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 w... 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... 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 woodcu... 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 low... View more info

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Book Plates by Frederick Garrison Hall (Bookplates, Ex Libris)

By: Hall, Frederick Garrison; R. Clipston Sturgis Jr., intro.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Boston, The Troutsdale Press: 1905

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2701

Condition: Very Good


Tan paper over boards with an ivory paper spine, paper cover label, 15.2 by 22.6, copperplate frontis, 5 p. intro followed by 24 leaves printed recto only with 24 beautifully reproduced bookplates, printed in black or dark red, and one copperplate; 7 blank leaves at the back, presumably to mount additional bookplates by Hall. Very good with light bumping to the lower corners, darkening on the spine, minor yellowing on the endpapers, and an upper-corner crease to the lea... View more info

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French Book-plates (Bookplates, Ex Libris)

By: Hamilton, Walter

Price: $100.00

Publisher: London/New York, George Ball & Sons: 1896

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 2703

Condition: Very Good - Fine


Enlarged second printing of 788 copies. Rebound in brown cloth with bright gilts spine and cover titles, and new endpapers, top edge gilt, 15 by 19.5 cm, copper plate frontispiece, x 360 pp., numerous illus. Binding fine; textblock is very good with only minor foxing here and there. Solidly bound to be handled and used (bindings match item no. 43), this classic includes chapters on identification and classification, notes on French heraldry, ex-libris by date (1574-16... View more info

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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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Three Kingdoms of Indo-China - Signed with Bookplate of Henry Field (Field Museum)

By: Harold J. Coolidge, Jr. and Theodore Roosevelt, Jr

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Thomas Y. Crowell Company Publishers: 1933

Edition: First edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 341

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover, lacks dust jacket, black cloth with lightly worn gilt cover and spine titles, 15 by 22.5 cm, map endpapers, frontis, 331 pp. The book has light wear and spotting to the cloth, minor wear to the corners, and a ¾-inch split in the cloth only at the foot of the rear hinge. Slight cocking to the spine. There is a previous owner's name in pen on the top edge of the front pastedown. Light foxing to the first few pages and very light, even yellowing throughout. Th... View more info

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The Life and Works of Alfred Aloysius Horn, An Old Visitor II: Harold the Webbed or The Young Vikings [Signed, with Paul Lemperly Bookplate by E.D. French]

By: Horn, Alfred Aloysius; Ethelreda Lewis, ed.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1928

Edition: First edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 2826

Condition: Very Good


Green and black speckled cloth with gilt spine titles, 14 by 20.7 cm, frontis, 256 pp. Very good aside from wear, small tears, and chips at the head and tail of the spine. There is a news clipping about this book tipped-in on the ffep. The second volume of Africa stories from the ivory trader known as “Trader Horn.” This copy has a scarce signature plate engraved in 1900 by E.D. French that reads “This volume, for insertion in which the author has been pleased t... 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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Richard Harold Schimmelpfeng Bookplate by L.E. Fisher [Ex Libris]

By: L.E. Fisher

Price: $8.00

Seller ID: 2819

Condition: Fine


Richard Harold Schimmelpfeng bookplate by L.E. Fisher, nd, 6.3 by 8.9 cm. Unused, fine. Sour grapes! The design refers to “The Fox and the Grapes,” one of Aesop’s fables. 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 bookplates and paperwe... 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