SUPPLIES

Devon binders A number of collectors mount bookplates in Stanley Gibbons "Devon" loose-leaf binders. These albums, available in maroon, dark blue and dark green (but no longer in black), may be ordered from the Society.
An album with 50 sheets of squared paper costs £33.95 (retails at £39.95) plus postage. Each pack of 50 extra leaves costs £9.50 (retails at £10.95) plus postage. Ex-VAT prices may sometimes apply for destinations outside the UK. To order, or to confirm the cost including postage, please write to the membership secretary (see Contact Us page).

The microfilm (10 reels) of the British Museum's Franks Collection of 36,000 British and American bookplates has been available at $1,600 from Mr Felix Moore, Mindata Ltd, Bathwick Hill, BATH BA2 6LA Tel: +44 1225 466447 Fax: +44 1225 482 841 Email: mindata@onetel.net.uk We may sometimes be able to find this microfilm more cheaply from members who have retired from collecting. Other microfilms available from Mindata include the Banks Collection of Trade Cards (6,000 images; 19 reels) and the Sir Ambrose Heal Collection of Trade Cards (16,000 images; 27 reels).

Boxwood and lemonwood blocks for engravers are made by Society of Wood Engravers member Chris Daunt, 1 Monkridge Gardens, Dunston, Gateshead NE11 9XE   Tel: 0191 420
8975 Email: chris_daunt@blueyonder.co.uk Website: www.chrisdauntwoodengravingblocks.co.uk
[After several generations of manufacturing engravers' blocks, T N Lawrence & Son Ltd now only sells artists' supplies, from 208 Portland Road, Hove BN3 5QT   Tel: 0845 644 3232 (+44 1273 260260) Email: artbox@lawrence.co.uk Website: http://www.lawrence.co.uk]

Dealers who issue catalogues (mainly of Continental European bookplates) include:

Ernst Deeken, Koppenweg 16, D-35110 Altenlotheim, Germany Tel: +49-6455-8287 Email: info@ernstdeeken.de Website: Ernst Deeken

Marcela Groeneveld, Stromarkt 11, 7411 PJ Deventer, The Netherlands Tel/Fax: +31-570-641098 Email: marcela@worldonline.nl Website: E-L-G (Exlibris Groeneveld)

Niels Witte, Nürburgstr. 68, D- 53945 Blankenheim, Germany Tel (also Fax): + 49 2449 919654 Email: nwitte@gmx.net

We are sad to have lost Claus Wittal of Wiesbaden, who died of cancer on 18.9.2012, aged only 57.

Some suppliers of standard bookplate designs, on which your name can be printed, are:
    Bookplate Ink, run by Karen Gardner (kgardner@bookplateink.com Tel: +1.866.483.3830)      also offer printing of custom designs. Most designs were acquired in the 1980s from Antioch.
    Dan DeFrance's www.bookplates.com
    Colorful Images
    Claus Wittal
    Antioch Publishing   Mass-produced bookplates (unpersonalized) for retail sale, primarily.
     No longer prints bookplates with the customer's name included.



LINKS

A. Bookplate Societies

    FISAE - the International Federation of Ex-libris Societies
      Details are given here of all the member societies and their websites; also information
      on the 2016 International Ex-Libris Congress at Vologda, an illustrated history of past
      Congresses, plus much other information and many links to bookplate-related websites.
    The American Society of Bookplate Collectors and Designers
    Bookplate Societies and sites as listed in the Cyber Journal of Heraldic Bookplates

B. Some Interesting Web Articles
    Microspical Bookplates
    Some Literary Bookplates
     (12 pages; the Sheridan plate pictured is not the playwright's)
    Ezekiel Abraham Ezekiel, engraver of Exeter, born 1757 died 1805
    David Steuart, 18th century Lord Provost of Edinburgh and Bibliophile, born 1747 died 1824
    The Renaissance of Copper-Engraved Bookplates in Britain, by B N Lee
    Sir Ilay Campbell's St Andrew Lecture on Scottish Heraldic Bookplates
    Gentlemen and their Bookplates by B N Lee
    Parker Library Corpus Christi Cambridge Bookplate Cataloguing Project
    The WE Baillie Collection of Bookplates, Metropolitan Museum of Art

C. Links to Kindred Societies and Publications
    The Heraldry Society
    The Heraldry Society of Scotland
    The Armorial Register
The Society of Genealogists
    The Private Libraries Association
    Historic Libraries Forum
    The Ephemera Society
    The Ephemera Society of America
    The World of Bookmarks
    The Society of Wood Engravers
    The Edward Johnstone Society (calligraphy)
    Print Quarterly
    Printing Historical Society
    The Bibliographical Society (publishes The Library)
    Imaginative Book Illustration Society
    The Alcuin Society, Canada (for lovers of books, the book arts, fine printing, and reading)

D. Links to Bookplate Society Members' Sites
    Richard Shirley Smith
    The Incline Press
    The Primrose Hill Press Ltd
    Ex Libris Museum
    Miniature Print Exhibition of The Off-Centre Gallery
    JJ Heath-Caldwell's family history site displays bookplates
    An extensive, illustrated article by Brian J Birch on philatelic bookplates
    Lew Jaffé's blog spot - images and descriptions of exlibris of interest
      and for an interview with Lew Jaffe  click here
    Twelve bookplates by Paul Revere
    JV Arnoso's (= de Bragança's) blog spot - images and descriptions of bookplates of interest
    Peter Harling displays recent work by designers of heraldic ex-libris

E. Sites exhibiting Bookplates
    Tim Powys-Lybbe
    Work by Gordon Macpherson, Niagara Herald Extraordinary
    Graphic designer Ries Hoek's comments on the Nyon Congress
    Huang Wuchangé's blog spot - images, plus text in Chinese
    The Collectors Weekly - deals with antique bookplates and has links to items offered on eBay

F. Institutional Collections
    American Antiquarian Society
    University of Delaware Library - Rev WA Brewer
       Brewer Index
       Brewer bookplates on screen
    National Library of Scotland - J Henderson Smith
    John Rylands Library - GH Viner (part), Lord De Tabley
    International Exlibris Centre at Sint Niklaas, Belgium - huge holdings, frequent meetings & exhibitions

G. Useful Websites for Bookplate Research
     Catalogue of British Museum Franks Bookplate Collection Vol.1 A-G
     Catalogue of British Museum Franks Bookplate Collection - Vol.2 H-R
     Catalogue of British Museum Franks Bookplate Collection - Vol.3 S-Z and heraldic index
     A sketch of the life and work of Charles William Sherborn, painter-etcher, by Charles Davies Sherborn and G H Viner, 1912/a>
    
A Descriptive Catalogue of the Bookplates Designed and Etched by George W[illiam] Eve RE (1855-1914)
     Birth Marriages Deaths Registers for England and Wales, 1837-1983 (but not all transcribed yet)
    International Genealogical Index
     Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (For access, enter your UK public library card number)
     National Archives for General Search
     National Archives for PCC Wills in England and Wales
    Foster's Alumni Oxonienses
    Venn's Alumni Cantabrigienses
     Foster ' s Register of Admissions to Gray 's Inn (1521-1889)
     How to obtain records of admissions to Lincoln ' s Inn
     The Records of the Honourable Society of Lincoln 's Inn (1420-1799)
     Middle Temple Admissions Database
     Inner Temple Admissions Database
     British Book Trade Index
     Scottish Book Trade Index
     British Armorial Bindings Data, edited by Philip Oldfield
     CERL (Consortium of European Research Libraries) Provenance Queries

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