Miniature works of art, bookplates have long beguiled collectors and book lovers. Author W. G. Bowdoin’s history discusses the rise of bookplates from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century and includes 212 reproductions of notable plates. Also included is a list of popular engravers and designers.
About the Author
William Goodrich Bowdoin (1860–1947) was an American author and an authority on bookmaking and book plates. He contributed to the Saturday Review of Books, and wrote several books, including James McNeil Whistler: The Man and His Work (1901); American Bookbinders (1902); and The Bunch of Violets (1907).