Publications Volume 1-14

Publications Volume 1-14

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ... book-plates printed or designed for themselves if they felt that they had sufficient knowledge of the subject, or if they could secure the cooperation and advice of those who would be capable of helping them. The book-plate collector, on the other hand, takes an entirely different sort of interest in the subject. He usually has a book-plate of his own. but his interest is centered in the book-plates of other persons. These bits of paper he gathers together, securing them by exchangin? with friends, by haunting the secondhand book shops and purchasing any old volumes that chance to contain labels, by attending auctions of book-plates, or sending in his bids, or by making purchases from dealers in book-plates. The book-plate collector may bo an antiquarian, pure and 1 simple, a man who cares nothing whatj ever for the artistic value of the bookplates that he is collecting, but whose interest bears upon the historical or personal interest of the labels that come into his possession. There are collectors of ' other sorts, however, and many of those, who arc now taking an interest in the sub ject are prompted to do so solely because of the artistic value that many bookplates, especially those of to-day, possess. Some collectors are interested solely in plates of a certain style, others collect book-plates of a pertain era. others confine their interest to the book-plates designed by certain artists. In other words, there are all kinds of book-plate collectors. I speak of book-plate collecting, because it is my own opinion that every library in the country, whether large or small, should begin a collection of book-plates. Such a collection, even if it is extremely modest in numbers, or even mediocre in quality, is likely to be of greatest help more

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  • Paperback | 282 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 508g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236511433
  • 9781236511430