British Bookplates: A Pictorial History :: Brian North Lee soon to be presented for sale on the gleaming BookLovers of Bath web site!
Newton Abbot, London & North Pomfret: David & Charles, 1979, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Includes: Black & white plates; Frontispiece; Title page vignette;
From the cover: A bookplate is to the book what a collar is to the dog, wrote Gordon Craig, recognising that the primary purpose of a bookplate is, simply, to proclaim ownership. But bookplates have always served wider interests than this. They are private, individual marks that reveal a mans attitudes to his books and something of the man himself through his choice of artist, subject and inscription.
Today there is a resurgence of interest in the study and collection of bookplates, for a number of potent reasons. Like other ephemera, bookplates, it has been realised, throw light on areas of social and graphic history that may otherwise be unrecorded. In Britain bookplates have been used since the sixteenth century and they provide a continuous record of book collecto…
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper lightly sunned at the spine with the price clipped.
Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 160 pages. Index. Bibliography. 13″ x 9¼”.
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