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T. Ferdinand Wilcox bookplate. Wilcox Hall is the nucleus of a group of buildings at Princeton University named in honor of its donor, T. Ferdinand Wilcox, class of 1900, senior partner in a New York banking and brokerage firm. It contains dining a 12,000-book working library, named for author Julian Street.

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Anna Ray Chatman (1900-1987) was born into a prominent Massachusetts family (her maternal grandfather was Oliver Ames, the governor of Massachusetts from 1887-1890, and Oakes Ames, a celebrated Harvard botanist, was her uncle). Her bookplate was designed by Gloucester, MA artist and frequent bookplate designer (and another uncle) Frederick Garrison Hall (1879-1946; Harvard Class of ’03) when Chatman was just four years old.

≡ Bookplate Estate ≡ vintage ex libris labels︱artful book plates - designed by Frederick Garrison Hall for Anna Ray Chatman when she was just four years old

Evelyn van Wart.  1898.  Barrett, William P. Antique Ex Libris with an image of a Black Poodle."A book and friend and this is happiness" UD Library: William Augustus Brewer Bookplate Collection

Barrett, William P. Antique Ex Libris with an image of a Black Poodle."A book and friend and this is happiness" UD Library: William Augustus Brewer Bookplate Collection

Harry Elkins Widener (January 3, 1885 – April 15, 1912) Bookplate.  Perished on the Titanic.  Famous book collector and Harvard graduate, the Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Library was built in his memory at Harvard

Bookplate for Harry Elkins Widener (January who perished on the Titanic. Famous book collector and Harvard graduate, the Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Library was built in his memory at Harvard.

Bookplate of Meredith Nicholson - by artist Franklin Booth (1874-1948)

≡ Bookplate Estate ≡ vintage ex libris labels︱artful book plates - Bookplate of Meredith Nicholson.

**W. B. Hand bookplate from Pratt Institute Libraries via Bookish Ambition

≡ Bookplate Estate ≡ vintage ex libris labels︱artful book plates - W. Hand bookplate from Pratt Institute Libraries.

YaleNews | Exhibition explores bookplates as an inventive art form

bookplate depicts candle, hourglass, and row of antique books, from 2012 exhibit “[Your Name Here]: The Ex-Libris and Image Making” at Yale's Robert B.

Pulitzer Book Plate by CCNY Libraries, via Flickr

Artist: Unattributed Etching on paper Location: North Academic Center, Cohen Library Archives & Special Collections

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