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[Unidentified bookplate.]
[Unidentified bookplate.]
G. Haines Delin. W.H. Toms Sculp. 1752.
Engraved bookplate, part 18th century watermark. 160 x 115mm (6¼ x 4½") very large margins. Two tears in left margin, old ink mss. in bottom margin.
The ink manuscript describes the armorial as 'Sterne's arms', probably because of the bird above; however, although Laurence Sterne's arms is surmounted by a starling, they also include a chevron between three crosslets flory sable. Certainly these trophies appear to be too martial for a writer.
[Ref: 45252]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Bookplate]  Robert Bateman Carlisle.
[Bookplate] Robert Bateman Carlisle.
T. Macdonald, Sc.
Nov. 1896.
Engraved ex-libris bookplate, 80 x 105mm. 3¼ x 4¼". Wide margins.
A highly decorative antiquarian's/collector's bookplate, the name on a shield with allegorical figures holding banners either side, in clouds, in an oval. Robert Bateman catalogued the Carlisle Museum collection in 1894. Quote from the poet John Denham below image.
[Ref: 16871]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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[Bookplate]  Wm. Boycott 1761.
[Bookplate] Wm. Boycott 1761.
Engraved armorial ex-libris bookplate on laid paper, 105 x 80mm. 4¼ x 3¼". Vertical and horizontal crease.
A highly decorative rococo bookplate.
[Ref: 12988]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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Manchester Circulating Library.
Manchester Circulating Library. No. _ . _ Days allow'd. Forfeit _ d.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Engraved bookplate. Sheet 95 x 65mm. Trimmed to image. Ink mss "Days" & "Forfeit" added.
The bookplate depicts the inside of a library.
[Ref: 8129]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Manchester Subscription Library.
Manchester Subscription Library. No. _ . _ Days allow'd. Forfeit _ d.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Engraved bookplate. Sheet 95 x 65mm. Trimmed to image. Ink mss "Days" & "Forfeit" added.
The bookplate depicts the inside of a library. The Manchester Subscription Library published two catalogues, the main catalogue in 1818, with an Addenda in 1831, with a list of 400 subscribers in total.
[Ref: 724]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Chelsea Public Libraries. The True University of These Days is a Collection of Books. Presented by
Chelsea Public Libraries. The True University of These Days is a Collection of Books. Presented by
C W Sherborn [pencil signature.]
[n.d. c.1850.]
Engraving. Plate 203 x 134mm. 8 x 5¼".
Charles William Sherborn (1831 - 1912). Etcher and engraver, prominant designer working with Seymour Haden and Dante Gabriel Rossetti.
[Ref: 15482]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Sr. Foster Cunliffe Bar.t
Sr. Foster Cunliffe Bar.t
F. Bartolozzi fec.
[n.d. c.1795.]
Etching and engraving, rare. "To G J Doo Esq, [in pencil at bottom right], from his oblg serv. W. H." Plate 133 x 132mm. 5¼ x 5¼". Slight foxing.
Ex-libris bookplate of Sir Foster Cunliffe. Coat of arms charged with three rabbits and a hand; crest with a horse and motto supported by two putti. The putto on the right blowing a trumpet, the other seated seen from behind. Probably Sir Foster Cunliffe, 3rd Baronet (1755 – 1834) of Acton Park, Wrexham, Wales; founder of the Royal Society of British Bowmen.
De Vesme: 1904; iii/iv.
[Ref: 20504]   £260.00  
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[Ex-Libris of John Currer, etched by Francesco Bartolozzi, 1795]
[Ex-Libris of John Currer, etched by Francesco Bartolozzi, 1795]
Etching, Proof impression before letters; platemark 145 x 105mm (5¾ x 4") large margins. Glued to backing sheet.
Woman dressed in antique clothing, sat beside a shield bearing coat of arms. Ex-libris of John Currer, book collector. His collection was passed on to the Revd Henry Richardson (1758-84) and then Frances Mary Richardson Currer (1785-1861), book collector. Etched by Francesco Bartolozzi (1725-1815), Florentine engraver who in 1768 was elected as a founding member of the Royal Academy in London (the RA did not admit engravers at this time but made an exception in his case). He was already hailed as the best engraver in Italy when he met George III's librarian Richard Dalton in 1763. Dalton invited Bartolozzi to London with a promise of an appointment as engraver to the king. In England he became the most celebrated exponent of the 'stipple' technique whereby he produced prints using dots rather than lines. In 1801 Bartolozzi was invited to Lisbon to reform the royal printing press, and he spent his final years in Portugal. This impression from the collection of Dr. Augusto Calabi of Milan, art historian who co-authored (with A.B. de Vesme) the authoritative catalogue raisonné of Bartolozzi's work.
Calabi & de Vesme 1905 ii/vi
[Ref: 43133]   £240.00  
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Ex Libris Ernst Klinger.
Ex Libris Ernst Klinger.
Luigi Kasimir [signed in pencil lower right.]
[n.d., c.1940.]
Ex libris bookplate, coloured etching, 125 x 125mm. 5 x 5".
A charming bookplate, the house of Ernst Klinger (1900 - 1952) framed and reflected in a mirror, a spider on its web crawling across the foreground of the composition. Klinger was a leading member of the 20th Century Munich School. Following his studies at the Münchner Akademie during 1919-1924, Klinger became an adherent of ‘Die Neue Sachlichkeit’ (New Objectivity). This Expressionist movement, founded in Germany in the aftermath of World War I by George Grosz and Otto Dix, combined a realistic style with a cynical and socially critical philosophical stance. Many of Klinger’s New Objectivity works, painted in Paris and Mallorca during 1925-1927, were destroyed during the Second World War. During 1927-1931 Klinger travelled regularly to Positano and Mallorca where he left a few works to survive the destruction of the War. In 1929, Klinger joined the Juryfreien, an organisation banned by the Nationalsozialisten in 1934. In 1939 he moved to New York and gradually progressed to Abstraction. His abstract works from the 1940s and 1950s are lyrical in style and burst with colour. By Luigi Kasimir (1881 - 1962), world renowned Austrian-born etcher and painter, born in 1881 in Pettau, a part of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy. Kasimir attended the Vienna Academy of Art where he studied under William Unger, who introduced him to the technique of the colored etching. Kasimir was among the first to develop the technique of the colored etching. Prior to this, prints were usually handcoloured with the colour being applied in a casual, haphazard manner. Kasimir first did a sketch- usually in pastel. He then transferred the design on as many as four to six plates, printing one after the other and applying the colour on the plate, all done by hand. The finished etching is a true original.
Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 10852]   £550.00  
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HM. [&] HG Ex Libris. [&] Rafael Maria de Aguilar y Santillan.
HM. [&] HG Ex Libris. [&] Rafael Maria de Aguilar y Santillan.
PP. Choffard fecit 1786. [&] 1880. P: Adolphe, Varin St. [&] PP Choffard fecit Parisus 1789.
Three etchings [one in red ink]. Sheet 330 x 254mm. 13 x 10".
Two ornate classical ex-libris plates with cherubs, flowers, clouds based on the same original image with HM and HG, the royal monogram lettering for the House of Bourbon and King Henri IV of France. [&] Ex-libris plate possibly for Rafael Maria de Aguilar Ponce de Leon y Santillan, who was president, governor and commander general of the Philippines from 1793 to 1806.
[Ref: 19978]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Ex Libris Charles .E. Cameron. 1897. Books in the Running Brooks.
Ex Libris Charles .E. Cameron. 1897. Books in the Running Brooks.
J.W. Spenceley. Del, Sc. '97.
Engraving. 108 x 82mm. 4¼ x 3¼". Laid on album scrap.
An American Indian leaning against a large rock is looking down into a brook which gushes from its base. His birch bark canoe is drawn up beside him in the long grass and ferns. Behind the rock grows a pine tree, the lower branch of which frames the top of the picture. The background is a lake fringed with trees and mountains.
In: Special Collections Department, University of Delaware Library.
[Ref: 27960]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Ex-Libris Praehistoriae. George Goury.
Ex-Libris Praehistoriae. George Goury.
U. Wernaers. 29. [etched in the plate.] [Pencil signature:] Urbain Wernaers. VI.
[1929.]
Etching. Plate 159 x 121mm. 6¼ x 4¾"
Urbain Wernaers (1888-1981), Dutch painter, etcher and lithographer of urban views and landscapes. George Goury (1877-1959) was one of the masters of prehistoric France. While very young he became a member of the Archaeological Society of Lorraine and was elected assistant librarian in 1897 and then as librarian in 1900. He participated in several excavations in Lorraine and beyond, which puts him in contact with many French and foreign researchers. He was an avid book collector whose collection of 'ex libris' was most important, not only from the 19th Century ex libris but also those he commissioned himself from some of the most fashionable artists of the early 1900's.
[Ref: 18066]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Ex-Libris John Galsworthy.
Ex-Libris John Galsworthy.
R.H.Sauter. fec.
[n.d., c.1930.]
Engraved bookplate, image 110 x 70mm.
R.H Sauter illustrated many of Galsworthy's books.
[Ref: 15578]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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Lancashire Independent College  Library.  No.
Lancashire Independent College Library. No.
[n.d., c.1850.]
Printed ex libris bookplate with etched vignette of the college, 102 x 115mm.
The Lancashire Independent College was designed by Irwin and Chester in 1843, built specially for the purpose of training Nonconformist Ministers, who because of their religious faith, were denied access to the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. It is a gothic-style stone building with octagonal tower and pinnacles. Recent refurbishment has converted the building into a residential college for the General & Municipal Boilermakers' Union. A decorative bookplate that includes the College motto in Greek on a scroll cartouche.
[Ref: 7516]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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Ex Libris. Richard C Lichtenstein. Mass Boston.
Ex Libris. Richard C Lichtenstein. Mass Boston.
L.Y. Van Tiffelen. Geo. Moore Eng.
1893.
Photo engraving. 127 x 90mm. 5 x 3½".
A library interior: two boys stand behind a third who is copying a drawing from a book. Richard Lichtenstein was Vice-President of the Ex Libris Society.
Allen: p.160: 346.
[Ref: 16853]   £30.00   (£36.00 incl.VAT)
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[Ex Libris bookplate of William Monk]
[Ex Libris bookplate of William Monk] For out of the old fieldes as men saithe / Cometh all this new corne from yere to / Yere and out of old bookes in good / faithe cometh all this new science / That men lere.
W. Monk, Hogarth Studios
[N.d., c.1900]
Etching, platemark 150 x 110mm (6 x 4¼").
Ex libris plate in Arts and Crafts style, complete with lines from Chaucer, by William Monk, prolific etcher of London scenes.
[Ref: 37948]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Bookplate]  Bibliotheca Societatis Numismaticae Londinensis.
[Bookplate] Bibliotheca Societatis Numismaticae Londinensis.
[n.d., c.1850.]
Engraved ex-libris bookplate of the Numismatic Society of London, sheet 110 x 90mm. 4¼ x 3½". Trimmed within plate, glued to scrap sheet at corners.
The Royal Numismatic Society is the UK's foremost society for numismatics - the study of coins, medals and related currency items. Founded in 1836 as the Numismatic Society of London, its lectures and publications deal with Classical, Asian, Medieval and Modern coins, paper money, tokens and medals, and Fellows include scholars and enthusiasts from around the world. The coin design features three classical female figures carrying scales and metalworking tools.
[Ref: 18200]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Pious Annotations Upon the Holy Bible Expounding the difficult places there:of Learnedly & plainly By the Reverend Learned and Godly Divine, M. Iohn Diodati Minister of the Gospecl and now living in Geneva.
Pious Annotations Upon the Holy Bible Expounding the difficult places there:of Learnedly & plainly By the Reverend Learned and Godly Divine, M. Iohn Diodati Minister of the Gospecl and now living in Geneva.
W. Hollar fecit. 1643.
London Printed for Nicolas Fussel, 1643.
Etching. Plate 190 x 132mm (7½ x 5¼"). Creases, holes.
Title-page to Giovanni Diodati's 'Pious Annotations upon the Holy Bible'; architectural setting, with Moses holding tablets of the commandments in front of two columns at left, Aaron holding a censer at right, four scenes featuring the Evangelists above and below, open book on broken pediment at top centre, and semi-circle of light above, lettered in Hebrew with 'Jehova'. Giovanni Diodati (1576-1649), the Swiss Calvinist cleric, religious author and translator of the Bible.
P: 2659, i of iv.
[Ref: 34773]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Bookplate]
[Bookplate] Designed for The Book Society by Robert Gibbings.
[n.d., c.1930.]
Wood engraved design for an ex-libris bookplate, cream laid paper. Sheet 125 x 100mm, 5 x 4".
Featuring a circular mirror, books open and closed, a letter-opening knife and a quill-pen; unlettered scroll cartouche to centre. A striking and attractive design by Robert John Gibbings (1889 - 1958).
See Guichard p.39.
[Ref: 21665]   £230.00  
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[Bookplate/stationary]  United Service Annuity & Benevolent Insttution.
[Bookplate/stationary] United Service Annuity & Benevolent Insttution. MDCCCXXXIX [1839].
B. Warwick Sc. 124 Regent Street.
[London, c.1839.]
Engraved armorial bookplate for The United Service Institution (now The Royal United Services Institute), sheet 145 x 115mm. 5¾ x 4½". Trimmed within plate.
Roundel vignette of a (war) widow and children at the tomb of a serviceman, surrounded by military flags; also cannons and other weaponry; surmounted by the hull of a warship and a crown, with an anchor protruding below. A banner is inscribed with the Latin motto 'Non Nobis Solum' ("Not for ourselves alone"). The United Service Institution, founded in 1831 by the Duke of Wellington, was and remains concerned with national and international defence and security.
[Ref: 21158]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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[BOOKPLATE]  Ex. Libri Carolus Guliemuss Sherborn.
[BOOKPLATE] Ex. Libri Carolus Guliemuss Sherborn.
[C.W. Sherborn monogram on scroll lower right.]
Ano. Dni. M.D.CCC.LXXVIII. [1878.]
Engraved ex-libris bookplate of Charles William Sherborn (1831 - 1912), engraver, by his own hand. 120 x 80mm, 4¾ x 3¼". A fine impression in near mint condition.
The intricately engraved design, showcasing the engraver's talents, features heraldic elements, a unicorn, a butterfly, a naked woman and child, and a skeleton; all are surrounded by dense foliage. Sherborn's finest achievement is a series of over 350 bookplates which he designed and engraved chiefly between 1881 and 1912. They are mostly of the armorial type, but some are pictorial and a few are portraits. His mastery of fine engraving technique was unrivalled among the working engravers of his time, and came into its own in reproducing these formal and intricate designs. He was a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy and was elected a foundation member of the Society of Painter-Etchers in 1884.
[Ref: 12331]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Captain Spencer Vassall, Royal Navy. [Ex-libris bookplate/label.]
Captain Spencer Vassall, Royal Navy. [Ex-libris bookplate/label.]
Bunnell sc.
[n.d., c.1820s.]
Engraved armorial bookplate, on paper, with humorous motto 'Every Bullet has its Billet'. Sheet 115 x 75mm. 4½ x 3". A little creased; chipped at lower right edge.
The interesting design incorporates a goblet, three-masted warship, and the fortress at Montevideo, Uruguay; also the half-sun national symbol of that country. Britain was involved in various naval operations during the struggle for independence of European possessions in South America in the first half of the 19th century. The 1828 Treaty of Montevideo, fostered by the United Kingdom, gave birth to Uruguay as an independent state. Spencer Lambert Hunter Vassall was born on 17 May 1799 and died at 29, Hyde Park Gardens on 29 May 1846. He served in the Royal Navy, attaining the rank of Lieutenant in 1819 and Commander in 1827.
[Ref: 25959]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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