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Bookplate collection, circa 1800-2000

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322



Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/rtcw4

Descriptive Summary

Title: Bookplate collection, circa 1800-2000
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 358
Extent: 1.25 linear feet (3 boxes) and 1 oversized papers box (OP)
Abstract:Artificial collection of bookplates collected by Emory University Library Special Collections (now Rose Library).
Language:Materials primarily in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.


Gift, prior to 1983, with subsequent additions.

Custodial History

Originally part of the Miscellaneous Collections; Miscellaneous Collection D: Groups


[after identification of item(s)], Bookplate collection, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Arranged and described at the folder level by Sarah Quigley, December 2016.

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Collection Description

Scope and Content Note

This artificial collection is comprised of bookplates collected by Emory University Library Special Collections (now Rose Library). Bookplates are from Emory University faculty and students as well as various Emory libraries. There are also bookplates from numerous authors and American libraries, as well as from the armed services and foreign institutions. A significant portion of the collection is the collection of Richard D. Cohen, donated to the library in honor of his parents. There are numerous armorial/heraldic plates and plates autographed by their artists in the Cohen collection.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by collection, then in alphabetical order.

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Container List

General collection
Box Folder Content
1 1 Armed services
1 2 Armorial
1 3 Authors, bookmen and public figures
1 4 Blank
1 5 Bookplates featuring Shakespeare
1 6 Emory College and Emory University [1]
OP1 1 Emory College and Emory University [2]
1 7 Emory University Library copper plate used for bookplate
1 8 Engravers and artists
1 9 Ex-Libiris; A Collection of Sixty Book Plates of Various Periods including Some Early and Dates Examples
1 10 Foreign bookplates
1 11 Georgia, Emory University faculty, and Emory University students
1 12 Libraries
1 13 Mounted bookplates
2 1 Osburn, Burn N., A descriptive checklist of the woodcut book-plates of J.J. Lankes, 1937
2 2 Personal bookplates
2 3 Turner, Frances Lee, sketches, circa 1944
Richard D. Cohen bookplate collection
3 1 Cohen collection master list
3 2 Armorials, 19th century, A1-A50
3 3 Armorials, 19th century, A51-A103
3 4 Armorials, 19th century, A104-A157
3 5 Cantina, C1-C4
3 6 Celebrities, CEL1-CEL8
3 7 Finely engraved, E1-E35
3 8 Finely engraved, E36-E70
3 9 Finely engraved, E71-E120
3 10 Finely engraved, E121-E146
3 11 Finely engraved, E147-E151, Anthony F. Kroll (engraver)
3 12 Finely engraved, E152-E156, Sara B. Hill (engraver)
3 13 Finely engraved, E157-E161, James Webb (engraver)
3 14 Finely engraved, E162-E167, John W. Jameson (engraver)
3 15 Medical, M1-M29
3 16 Library, L1-L50
3 17 Library, L51-L100
3 18 Library, L101-L150
3 19 Library, L151-L200
3 20 Library, L201-L227
3 21 Signed by artist, S1-S8
3 22 Signed by artist, S9-S52, Vilius (artist)
3 23 Signed by artist, S53-S77, Nemeth (artist)
3 24 Signed by artist, S78-S79, Sodaitis (artist)
3 25 Signed by artist, S80-S81, Dan Burne Jones (artist)
3 41 Signed by artist, S82-S95 (large)
3 26 Signed by artist, S96-S113
3 27 Specialized plates, S1-S22
3 28 Worldwide, W1-W50
3 29 Worldwide, W51-W100
3 30 Worldwide, W101-W150
3 31 Worldwide, W151-W200
3 32 Worldwide, W201-W250
3 33 Worldwide, W251-W300
3 34 Worldwide, W301-W350
3 35 Worldwide, W351-W400
3 36 Worldwide, W401-W450
3 37 Worldwide, W451-W500
3 38 Worldwide, W501-W550
3 39 Worldwide, W551-W583
3 40 Artist's proofs, AP1-AP12