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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

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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 [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, Fifteen... 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

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Library of the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland Bookplate by Max Brödel, 1930 [Ex Libris]

By: Max Brödel

Price: $8.00

Publisher: 1930

Seller ID: 2815

Condition: Very Good


Library of the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland bookplate by Max Brödel, 1930, 10.2 by 14.2 cm. Used, very good with light wear. The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland, now MedChi – The Maryland State Medical Society, was founded in 1799 by “physicians who were concerned for the welfare of citizens at a time when people were practicing medicine without training and qualifications. The physicians fought against the prevalence of quackery by est... 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

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Forging a Collection: The Frank W. Tober Collection on Literary Forgery, Catalog of An Exhibition August 19, 1999-December 15, 1999

By: Murray, Timothy; Robert D. Fleck; Susan Brynteson; David P. Roselle

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Newark, DE, University of Delaware Library: 1999

Seller ID: 2831

Condition: Very Good


[Forgeries] Murray, Timothy; Robert D. Fleck; Susan Brynteson; David P. Roselle. Forging a Collection: The Frank W. Tober Collection on Literary Forgery, Catalog of An Exhibition August 19, 1999-December 15, 1999. Newark, DE: University of Delaware Library, 1999. Wraps, 15.3 by 22.7 cm, xi 88 pp., illus. Very good with faint wear to the wraps and minor sun fading on the spine. Upon his death in 1995, Frank Tober donated his entire collection of books, manuscripts, ... View more info

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Egart Andersson Bookplate by Norbert H. Ott

By: Norbert H. Ott

Price: $8.00

Seller ID: 2422

Condition: Fine


Egart Andersson by Norbert H. Ott, nd, 6 by 8.5 cm. Unused, fine. A mildly erotic wood engraving by the German artist Ott, circa mid-1960s. View more info

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Deutsche und Österreichische Exlibris 1500-1599 im Britischen Museum [German and Austrian Exlibris in the British Museum] Bookplates

By: O’Dell, Ilse

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, The British Museum Press: 2003

Seller ID: 1716

Condition: New


Hardcover with dust jacket, 22.5 by 28.3 cm, 256 pp., illus. New, still in the publisher’s shrinkwrap. A German-language catalog of the British Museum’s extensive collection of german and Austrian bookplates, featuring nearly 500 black and white images as well as an overview of bookplate design, production and use. (os) Dust jacket present. View more info

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Helmer Fogedgaard Bookplate by Poul Egebæk (Ex Libris)

By: Poul Egebæk

Price: $8.00

Seller ID: 2443

Condition: Very Good


Helmer Fogedgaard by Poul Egebæk, nd, 6.2 by 8.9 cm. Used, very good. Full-color, offset-printed plate by the Danish artist Egebæk (1930-?), circa 1970s. Fogedgaard was active in the Danish bookplate society and was an avid collector of books about painting, graphic arts, and bookplates. This design features a marigold amongst the books. View more info

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Catalogue of Royal Bookplates from the Louise E. Winterburn Collection, San Francisco College for Women

By: Price, Christine

Price: $20.00

Publisher: San Francisco/Los Angeles, The California Bookplate Society (printed by The Saunders Press in Claremont, CA): 1944

Seller ID: 1797

Condition: Fair


San Francisco/Los Angeles: The California Bookplate Society (printed by The Saunders Press in Claremont, CA), 1944. Fair. 350 copies printed. Moss green paper over boards with leather spine and gilt spine titles, 16 by 24 cm, tipped-in frontis (the engraved bookplate of Louise E. Winterburn by Dorothy Payne) with tissue guard, xvi 75 pp., 15 plates of bookplate illustrations. Light scuffs and fading to the boards; the spine leather is dry and chipped on the edges an... View more info