Nov 6, 2006

Interesting Site on Bookplates

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.


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...


Thanks for the link Mike ;-)