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BUTLER, W.E. (William Elliott), 1939- & BUTLER, D.J. (Darlene J.) : MODERN BRITISH BOOKPLATES.

BUTLER, W.E. (William Elliott), 1939- & BUTLER, D.J. (Darlene J.) : MODERN BRITISH BOOKPLATES.

Cambridge : Silent Books, (1990). First edition. A general introduction to the topic, notes on collecting and commissioning, and an extremely useful list with biographical notes of over forty designers then currently working. Loosely inserted is the separately printed leaf, often missing, giving all the names and addresses and making a correction to the text.
Post 8vo (21cm). (64)pp – including integral endpapers. Illustrations throughout. Original pictorial laminated boards; very good.

£20

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LEE, Brian North, 1936-2007 : EARLY PRINTED BOOK LABELS : A CATALOGUE OF DATED PERSONAL LABELS AND GIFT LABELS PRINTED IN BRITAIN TO THE YEAR 1760.

LEE, Brian North, 1936-2007 : EARLY PRINTED BOOK LABELS : A CATALOGUE OF DATED PERSONAL LABELS AND GIFT LABELS PRINTED IN BRITAIN TO THE YEAR 1760.

London : Private Libraries Association & the Bookplate Society, 1976. First edition. An impressive catalogue of the known labels, with an historical introduction, appendices of early American labels, printers’ gifts, book stamps, etc.
Royal 8vo (26cm). xxii,(186)pp. Facsimiles. Original cloth; very good indeed.

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WARREN, John Byrne Leicester, 3rd Baron de Tabley, 1835-1895 : A GUIDE TO THE STUDY OF BOOK-PLATES (EX-LIBRIS).

WARREN, John Byrne Leicester, 3rd Baron de Tabley, 1835-1895 : A GUIDE TO THE STUDY OF BOOK-PLATES (EX-LIBRIS).

Manchester : Sherratt & Hughes, 1900. Second edition. A corrected and slightly enlarged version of the original 1880 publication. A pioneering study, with chapters on the principal styles; dated bookplates; mottoes directed against borrowers; bookplates of historic interest; foreign engravers (with a tabulated list); engravers of English bookplates (with tabulated lists); foreign dated bookplates, etc.
Demy 8vo (24cm). [4],(viii),228pp. Sixteen full-page facsimiles. Original cloth; paper label; a touch rubbed; label very slightly marked, with minuscule chipping; cloth lightly marked and bubbled; endpapers a little tanned, but a good year.

£40

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