Some American College Bookplates: A Presentation of Plates, Old and New, Used by Educational Institutions, Individuals, Fraternities and Clubs, to which are Added Those of a Few Learned Societies

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Champlin Press, 1915 - 482 pages
An illustrated select collection of bookplates from American colleges and their libraries. Also includes a checklist of bookplate literature.

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Page 18 - I'm not one of those selfish elves Who keep their treasures to themselves. I like to see them kept quite neat, But not for moth or worm to eat. Thus willingly to any friend A book of mine I'll freely lend Hoping they'll mind this good old mean, Return it soon and keep it clean. We have seen that the use of a book plate is no modern fad, though the collecting of the book plates is of comparatively recent origin. Various interests center around book plates. These might be listed as follows: i.
Page 368 - Engineers, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the American Institute of Electrical Engineers.
Page 17 - If thou art borrowed by a friend, Right welcome shall he be To read, to study, not to lend, But to return to me. Not that imparted knowledge doth Diminish learning's store; But books, I find, if often lent, Return to me no more. Sometimes there was appended the following advice and caution: Read slowly, pause frequently, Think seriously, Keep cleanly, return duly, With the corners of the leaves not turned down.
Page 17 - Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go; keep her, for she is thy life.
Page 426 - Essai de repertoire des Ex-Libris et Fers de Reliure des bibliophiles Lorrains.
Page 420 - The Bewick collector. A descriptive catalogue of the works of Thomas and John Bewick; including cuts, in various states, for books and pamphlets, private gentlemen, public companies, [etc.]... and wood blocks. With an appendix of portraits, autographs, works of pupils... London: L. Reeve & Co., 1866. xxiii, 562 p., 1 pl. 1 port. 4".
Page 13 - ... interest in collecting book plates. A writer in the London Daily News stirred up a "tempest in a tea-pot" some twenty years ago by an article entitled "The Burden of Book Plates." "Let infancy frolic and senile fatuity count its two-penny treasures," said this scribe, "but why, of all things, collect book plates ? Are there not door-knockers which a man may collect, or visiting cards of all ages, or muffin bells, or old books, or political walking sticks, or the decayed hairbrushes of celebrities,...
Page 386 - The Vermont Gazette or Green Mountain Post Boy, the first newspaper published in Vermont.
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