The Art of the Book

Dublin Core

Title

The Art of the Book

Subject

Bookplates from Knox College's Seymour Library.

Description

For as long as either manuscript or printed books have been collected into private and institutional libraries, some means of labeling them with an owner’s name has been sought. Bookplates are one means which have survived the test of time: they provide a versatile little canvas into which a book’s owner can project much of his or her self-image through carefully chosen quotations, mottoes, or illustrations.

Creator

Knox College

Rights

For permission to publish, distribute, or use images in this collection for any other purpose, please contact Knox College Special Collections and Archives, email: archives@knox.edu.

Items in the The Art of the Book Collection

Bookplate by J.W. Jameson
Bookplate designed by J.W. Jameson in the Irene Dwen Pace bookplate collection. The bookplate is for the library of Irene and Edmund Andrews. The text reads, "Na Neirau Vola."

Bookplate by Raimonde Rossell
Bookplate designed by Raimonde Rossell in the Irene Dwen Pace bookplate collection. The bookplate is for the library of Irene Greene Dwen Pace.

Bookplate by C.J. Barton Innes
Bookplate designed by C.J. Barton Innes in the Irene Dwen Pace bookplate collection.The two books lying across the bottom of the illustration are titles "Greek Myths" and "Birds and Fishes." The bookplate is signed by the artist.

Bookplate by William Turner
Bookplate designed by William Turner in the Irene Dwen Pace bookplate collection. The bookplate is for the library of Irene, Edmund and Wyllys Andrews.

Bookplate by Fritz Bötel
Bookplate designed by Fritz Bötel in the Irene Dwen Pace bookplate collection. The setting is Freiburg, Germany. The bookplate is signed by the artist.

Bookplate by Cor deWolff
Bookplate designed by Cor deWolff in the Irene Dwen Pace bookplate collection.

Alice Haile Calkins' bookplate
Bookplate in the Saunders Press Bookplates Collection. The bookplate is for the library of Alice Haile Calkins.

A. Parkill's bookplate
Bookplate in the Saunders Press Bookplates Collection. The bookplate is for the library of A. Parkill.

Bookplate in the Irene Dwen Pace collection
Bookplate in the Irene Dwen Pace bookplate collection. The bookplate is for the library of Irene Pace and is signed by the artist (unknown).

Bookplate by Henry French
Bookplate designed by Henry French in the Irene Dwen Pace bookplate collection. This bookplate is for the library of Irene and Ernest Pace.