Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Australian Personal Bookplates: A Review by Richard H. Schimmelpfeng ( Part I)

Australian Personal Bookplates: A Review


Richard H. Schimmelpfeng

Mr. Peake’s work is a very welcome addition to bookplate literature in general and for Australia in particular. Primarily an alphabetical register of Australian personal bookplates, including ex libris for expatriate Australians and people who resided in Australia for a period of time, it does not include plates made by Australian artists for people living overseas (though it is very difficult to determine from the plate whether the individual resided in Australia for a period of time). The text gives background on bookplate activity in Australia, brief biographical information on major Australian bookplate artists, and institutional collections.


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