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Bookplates from The Studio

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Cyril Goldie.

Selections from Modern Book-plates and their Designers, an overview of British, American and European designs published by The Studio magazine in 1898. These small Studio books are always good to see, not least for the period ads in the opening and closing pages. A couple of the designs are familiar from later reprints, notably Cyril Goldie’s remarkable accumulation of thorns and skulls. Many others are in the swirling and tendrilled style of Art Nouveau which The Studio did much to promote in Britain. Also of interest are a few entries from well-known fine artists who are seldom associated with this kind of design. Among these is Belgian Symbolist Fernand Khnopff who contributes a design of his own and an article about Flemish bookplate design.

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Charles Robinson.

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PJ Billinghurst.

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A bookplate by one artist for another, the design is by William Nicholson for caricaturist Phil May.

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Robert Anning Bell.

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H. Ospovat.

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Margaret McDonald.

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A bookplate by Aubrey Beardsley which is seldom seen outside very extensive collections of his work.

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Not a very notable entry apart from being the work of the notorious Félicien Rops.

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Max Klinger.

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Julius Svensson.

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Fernand Khnopff.

Previously on { feuilleton }
Yuri Yakovenko bookplates
Tranquillo Marangoni bookplates
Book-plates of To-day
Louis Rhead bookplates
Pratt Libraries Ex Libris Collection
The Evil Orchid Bookplate Contest
The art of Oleg Denysenko
David Becket’s bookplates

 


 

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