KENISE BARNES FINE ART

FINE ART GALLERY AND CONSULTING SERVICE SINCE 1994

The First Known Printed Bookplates

Libraries, HyperallergicKenise Barnes

My grandmother gave me a little gold box of bookplates for Christmas when I was 10 or so. I am a Leo and the plates reproduced a beautiful etching of a lion and some words in Latin that I did not know. There was a blank space for my name. I licked and pasted the plates in each book and wrote my name proudly. I still buy bookplates when I see them. I seems that I see them less often now.  

Thank you Allison Meier for your article and for stirring memories of my first library

not my plate but a beautiful example! 

not my plate but a beautiful example! 

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