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Book-plates of To-day

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A design by Harold Nelson.

That title probably requires a (sic) for those unaware that “today” was commonly hyphenated until about 1920. Wilbur Macey Stone’s Book-plates of To-day (1902) is a small overview of the art of the bookplate at the Internet Archive. Among the artists flourishing the Art Nouveau foliage are a couple of familiar illustrators such as Robert Anning Bell (below), and there’s also a plate by the Belgian Symbolist Fernand Khnopff, the first such work I’ve seen by that artist.

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Elsewhere on { feuilleton }
The illustrators archive

Previously on { feuilleton }
Louis Rhead bookplates
Pratt Libraries Ex Libris Collection
Robert Anning Bell’s Tempest
The Evil Orchid Bookplate Contest
David Becket’s bookplates

 


 

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    An excellent collection of bookplates, which may be of interest can be found here
    http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/ayu117

 


 

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