Book-plates of To-day


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.


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