Grolier Club bookplate collection, ca. 1700-1977.


Grolier Club bookplate collection, ca. 1700-1977.

Bookplates and related materials; ca. 4200 bookplates, ca. 1700-1977; correspondence 1895-1977; ca. 700 signed proofs donated by notable engravers of the 20th century. Two small boxes of catalog cards (probably prepared by Ruth S. Granniss) accompany the collection. These provide cross references where both owner and designer are known Designers include G.W. Eve, W.E. Fisher, E.D. French, F.G. Hall, W.F. Hopson, L.S. Ipsen, R. Kent, S. Lipinsky, A.N. Macdonald, B. Rogers, R. Ruzicka, I. Smith, S.L. Smith, J.W. Spencely, and W.M. Stone.

11 boxes (6.1 linear ft.)


SNAC Resource ID: 6710375

Grolier Club

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