Butler, William E. American Bookplates. London: Primrose Hill Press, 2000. 166 pp.: facsimiles, some in color; 26 cm. (9 1/2 x 7 inches). Hardcover. Cloth, with dustjacket. New. $29.95 * Series: The Universe of Bookplates. "The bookplate, or ex libris, is an accoutrement of every fine private and public library, indeed of all who treasure their books. Americans have enhanced their libraries since the earliest days of colonial printing. The heritage of American bookplate collecting and design is discussed and biographies of more than 140 American designers given in this book, together with mention of more than 800 other American artists of the bookplate. The author explains how one may commission a bookplate, how to form a bookplate collection, and where to join societies dedicated to the subject." (from the dust jacket).
Book number 53520