This gallery shows a few bookplates used by some celebrated British novelists and poets of the past 300 years. As images come to hand and are scanned, we shall be adding Robert Southey (1774-1843), Charles Dickens (1812-70), Anthony Trollope (1815-82), Alfred Austin (1835-1913), Rudyard Kipling (18651936), (John Galsworthy (1867-1933), Dornford Yates and many more .

Edward Gibbon (1737-94) author of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Edward Gibbon
Author of popular historical romances. His bookplate dates from some time between 1826, when he married Anne Frances ('Fanny') daughter of John Ebers (manager of the Opera House, London) and 1838 when she died.
William Harrison Ainsworth
Edward Bradley (1827-89) wrote under the pseudonym Cuthbert Bede
Cuthbert Bede
Evelyn (Arthur St John)Waugh (1903-66)
Evelyn Waugh
Auberon Waugh (1939-2001), journalist, son of Evelyn
Auberon Waugh
Occult writer, Dennis Wheatley (1897-1977)
Dennis Wheatley
Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch ('Q', 1863-1944)
Sir A Quiller Couch
Stephen Spender, poet and critic (1909-95); married 1941, as his 2nd wife, Natasha Litvin, concert pianist
Stephen Spender (1909-95)
Arnold Bennett (1867-1931)
Arnold Bennett
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