The books then went to another three owners after that who added their own book plates
or shelf marks.
Book marks and book plates
- an art form of sorts, available in bookstores, gift shops, paper-product stores, or online.
And because the digitised works are photographs of actual books, they contain surprising and delightful evidence of their former owners, evidence such as book plates
, colouring-in, or inscriptions.
Jennifer Joyce, author of new book Plates
To Share, is a confirmed mezze fan.
One of my greatest pleasures comes with the execution of a finished work: I create the book plates
using acrylic paint followed by some sanding in order to give them the appearance of old wood, as if my illustrations hailed from the time of Bruegel while also having a touch of modernity.
If an original illustration is out of your price range then another good investment is to buy the books that they were commissioned for as they very often contain beautifully coloured book plates
The artist used etching techniques similar to those employed for book plates
The court also ordered all the copies be returned to Raincoast, who have promised the early purchasers book plates
autographed by Rowling once the embargo is lifted.
With an emphasis on stream- and fireside nostalgia, Ibister and Friedrich draw several stories from the first half of the twentieth century and illuminate them with vintage catalogue covers, book plates
, postcards, and charming advertisements for coffee and whiskey that portray fly fishing.
For many years, individuals have used book plates
to identify works in their personal libraries.
We also have two signed JK Rowling book plates
to put inside your book to give away.