The Art of the Bookplate

The Art of the Bookplate

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by James Keenan
     
 

This jewel of a volume, beautiful to look at and the per-fect gift for booklovers, traces the origins, development, and exquisite designs of the personalized bookplate. Magnificent images display bookplates drawn by Durer, Holbein, Hogarth, Kate Greenaway, and Aubrey Beardsley. The foreword is by best-selling author George Plimpton.

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This jewel of a volume, beautiful to look at and the per-fect gift for booklovers, traces the origins, development, and exquisite designs of the personalized bookplate. Magnificent images display bookplates drawn by Durer, Holbein, Hogarth, Kate Greenaway, and Aubrey Beardsley. The foreword is by best-selling author George Plimpton.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760746967
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
10/20/2003
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

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The Art of the Bookplate 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a beautiful book with lots of 'who knews?' in it. As in, who knew people from Groucho Marx to Charles de Gaulle had bookplates? And that the bookplates are both gorgeous and fascinating. I like it as a super gift. Intro by George Plimpton is fun.