Nov 6, 2006

Interesting Site on Bookplates

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Image courtesy of Louis Jaffe

(Toledo, OH) Lewis Jaffe, a bookplate collector and broker, has developed an intriguing site about his favorite passion - bookplate collecting. His web page is worth a glance for collectors as well as curious non-specialists.

A bookplate is generally a printed piece of paper affixed to one of the pages of a book (often on the inside front cover) denoting ownership.

Confessions of a Bookplate Junkie catalogues (in the main) American and British bookplates.

Bookplates are often of interest either as examples of a decorative technique, or as personal relics of famous persons. Bookplates also served as a class distinction, since the more ornate examples were designed by renowned artists in the employ of wealthy patrons.

3 comments:

microdot said...

Thank you very much for the link and info on this incredible collection! This stuff is a gold mine to a image junky like myself!
The historical aspect is just as interesting.

Lisa Renee said...

I love the artwork in these older bookplates.

:-)

Hooda Thunkit said...

Amazing!

Thanks for the link Mike ;-)