Ladies' Book-Plates; An Illustrated Handbook for Collectors and Book-Lovers

London: George Bell & Sons, 1895. First Edition. Hardcover. 358 pages. 19 x 15.5 cm. A collection of book plates from women of the 19th century and prior. Describes different types of book plates and their popularity, distinguishing between name labels and armorial plates. Duchesses, ladies colleges, and other bibliophiles are detailed in this account of book collecting history. Includes real book plate engravings as well as reprints. Beige cloth binding with gilt lettering on front cover, new rebacking using original boards, paper label of title on spine, top edge gilt. Not ex-library. Some minor shelf wear and discoloration and soiling to boards. Interior clean. Binding slightly cocked. Foxing present throughout. Cracked in middle of volume but holding strong. Tan cloth covered boards, pink paper spine. Good. Item #3015

Price: $140.00

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