Thursday, November 03, 2011

The Bookplate Society: Gleeson White and the Ex Libris Bookplate

The Bookplate Society has just published an edition of its Journal dedicated to the work of Gleeson White on the Ex Libris bookplate. A significant chunk of the 72 page, perfect-bound publication is devoted to reprinting the special Winter-Number of The Studio 1989-9, written by Gleeson White on British bookplate designers. This reprint includes all the original illustrations but there is also supplementary material on Gleeson White's life and career, a section of bookplates by artists mentioned but not illustrated in the original Winter-Number, and a section illustrating bookplates by and for Gleeson White himself.

This publication was originally slated for the March 2009 edition of the Journal but due to unforeseen circumstances, publication was delayed until now.

We're delighted to say that we at Callum James Books can offer copies of this publication for 14.00GBP plus postage (UK - 1.50GBP; EU - 3.20GBP; Rest of the World - 5.40GBP). Payment can be made through Paypal (you do not have to be a member of Paypal to make Credit/Debit card payments) or by sterling cheque or money order: please email for details.

Whenever I have mentioned Gleeson White here before it has become a commonplace to rue the lack of attention he has received for his contribution to the art and design world so it's great to see this begin to be addressed by a publication such as this.

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