Annual Keepsake Series
Robert Dickover, 2005.
Learn how the bookplate, or ex libris, has become an artistic genre in itself; this collection documents one hundred and seventy years of bookplates, from 1837 to 2007, which marked the volumes of prominent California book collectors. With eighty-one life sized examples, this book is a thoroughly enjoyable record of the trends, variations, and enormous possibilities of bookplate art. It also includes delightful profiles of each collector and interpretations of their ex libris. Compiled with an introduction by Robert Dickover and designed and printed letterpress by Peter Rutledge Koch, this is an affordable and fun addition to any book collection.