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Large Interesting Collection of Bookplates from England, Scotland, Ireland and Canada
Non-Book. The collection comprises approximately fifteen hundred bookplates chiefly British and Canadian and spans several centuries from the late 1600s to the early 1900s. A wide range of ex-libris styles is represented including Early Armorial, Jacobean Armorial, Chippendale Armorial, Crests, Pictorials, Seal Armorial, Golden Age Armorial, Spade Shield Armorial and others. Among the artists featured are Graham Johnston, Alfred J. Downey, Harry Soane, Griffiths and Weigalls, Matthews of Oxford, Arthur E. Jones, Morley J. Ayearst, Marion Reid, William Strang, Curwen of Dublin, Alexander Scott Carter, William Walker Alexander, Thomas Moring, De-La-More Press, G. Whittaker, Lyons and Ford of Cork, Lambert of Newcastle. The collection is housed in four three-ring binders with 9 and 3 pocket sleeves. The first two binders are organized alphabetically by last name (but not alphabetically within the same letter), the third includes some of the bookplates signed by the artists and the fourth includes some organized by subject, some by Toronto artist Morley J. Ayearst, some by Stanley Harrod, some Ladies' Bookplates and a small group designed by, and belonging to, Birmingham architect John Cotton. There are several duplicates beyond the fifteen hundred. As an added bonus, an interesting group of eight reference books is included: 1) Ladies' Book-Plates: An Illustrated Handbook for Collectors and Book-lovers by Norna Labouchere; London, George Bell & Sons, 1895; joints cracked, spine partially missing; a fair copy. 2) British Royal Bookplates and Ex-Libris of Related Families by Brian North Lee; Scolar Press, 1992. A near fine copy in near fine dustjacket. 3) Book-Plates -- Old and New by John A. Gade; New York, M. F. Mansfield and Company, 1898; a very good- copy. 4) Book-Plates: Rare Specimens of American, English and Foreign Ex-Libris; New York, Dodd, Mead & Company; a very good- copy. 5) Canadian Bookplates by Robert Stacey; Toronto, Subway Books, 1997. A near fine copy. 6) American Book-Plates: A Guide to Their Study by Charles Dexter Allen; New York, Reprinted by Hacker Art Books, 1968; a very good+ copy. 7) 147 Examples of Armorial Book Plates. From Various Collections. Second Series; London, W. Griggs & Sons, Limited, 1892; a good+ copy. 8) Artists and Engravers of British and American Book Plates by Henry W. Fincham; London, Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. Ltd., 1897; spine broken, light water damage to first few leaves and lower edges of the cover; a fair copy. ; BookPlate .
      [Bookseller: Parigi Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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