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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.
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HAMILTON, Walter, 1844-1899 : DATED BOOK-PLATES (EX LIBRIS) : WITH A TREATISE ON THEIR ORIGIN AND DEVELOPMENT.
London : A. & C. Black, 1895. First complete edition : originally published in three separate instalments 1894-1895. A weighty survey, with a lengthy introduction covering collecting, preservation, German book-plates, French book-plates, English book-plates and their ten basic styles, American book-plates, early references, eighteenth-century engravers and styles, nineteenth-century design, etc., followed by detailed chronological tables of known examples from 1516 to 1895.
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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.
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.
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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.
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