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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.

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New York, NY, U.S. A 2003 Hard Cover New in New jacket 175 pages, illustrated throughout with bookplates of the famous and not-so-famous, The history behind each plate is given ... and a discussion of the artists. A wonderful treasury of the small works of art. Read more Show Less

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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.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780760746967
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble
  • Publication date: 10/20/2003
  • Pages: 160

Table of Contents

Thoughts of a Bookplate Lover George Plimpton 6
The Art of the Bookplate James P. Keenan 8-29
A Treasury of Bookplates 31-166
American Society of Bookplate Collectors & Designers 167
Index 169
Selected Bibliography 172
Acknowledgements 174
Credits 175
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2003

    Great for book lovers

    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.

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