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    Prominent Bookplate Designers

    [Bookplates]. Collection of approximately fifty-three books and pamphlets on leading bookplate designers. [Various places and dates]. Includes works about prominent book plate artists, such as Leonard Baskin, Paul Revere, Rockwell Kent, Thomas Bewick, Eric Gill, Aubrey Beardsley, Ward Ritchie, Edward Gordon Craig, Robert Osmond, Frederick Garrison Hall, Jay Chambers, Edmund H. Garrett, Edwin Davis French, Stephen Gooden, Carl Junge, Rex Whistler and Sidney Lawton Smith. Condition is generally very good.

    Also includes what appears to be Norman Kent's own collection of the bookplates he designed, mounted onto the pages of a blue cloth hardback with Kent's mark and "Norman Kent--his Bookplates 1940" on its front cover. There is a similar staple bound hand-made book with stiff wrappers and a hand-lettered label "Bookplates and Marks by Norman Kent". On the inside wrapper it reads: "Please return to NK" and bears his address. Together these two books contain approximately 140 wonderful bookplates, some proofs; some variants in color, size, style; and some signed.
    From the Collection of James M. Goode.


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    November, 2015
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