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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 leaf between the half-title and frontis. Despite the tissue guard between the frontis and title page, there is some light offse... 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 (1574-1650, 1650-1700, 1700-1789), and bookplates by classification and subject, including the First Republic, the First Empire, Rest... 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 out, but it looks like it may be a different plate for Mr. Brindley. The rear pastedown bears James Goode’s anteater bookp... 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. This copy is inscribed and signed by Coolidge on the half-title page: "March 1, 1933. Stanley Field; Who made this expedition p... 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 to write his name, is the property of Paul Lemperly,” which is signed in the center by the author. Very few of these custom... 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 and illustrated plates. Included are 28 tipped in bookplates, 9 of which are in color. Published during the First World War,... 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]. Library sold at Sotheby’s in May, 1893.” Fincham p. 31, Lee 13. 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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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's Inn is one of the four Inns of Court (professional associations for barristers and judges) in London. 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 Rediscovered” by Herbert Lass. (os) 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 paperweights. 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, Henry Law, Howard Pyle, and Ralph Crosby Smith. Several small tears on the spine covering and very minor bowing to the boards.... 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. Bumping to the corners and head and tail of the spine, wear to the rear lower corner, and a small tear on the spine covering. Ligh... 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 Bookplate by John Rutter; and The Bookplates of William Haskoll by Graham Mackay. View more info

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

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, Fifteenth through Nineteenth Century plates; as well as ecclesiastical, modern, memorial, gift, complimentary, historical, military,... 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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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