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Ex Libris: Antioch Bookplate Company catalog and promotional material.

Yellow Springs, OH: Antioch Bookplate Company, c. 1955. First Edition. Original Wraps. First editions of these inventive sample catalogues for bookplates, with samples from such artists as Lynd Ward, Rockwell Kent, Masha Stern, Ed Emshwiller, and even includes the bookplate for Howard Philips Lovecraft. "Originally, the Antioch Bookplate Company specialized in printing personalized bookplates for its customers, promising to keep the designs on file for future printing. The earliest beginnings of The Antioch Company were forged in the halls of Antioch College of Yellow Springs, Ohio--a college well known for its free thinkers and liberal learning environment. Ernest Morgan and Walter Kahoe were students who worked part-time in the college print shop. Urged on by ingenuity, an aversion to waste, and a propensity for hard work, the two created bookplates from recycled scrap material and launched what was to come to be known as The Antioch Bookplate Company (ABC) in 1926."--The-antioch-company-history/web. Very Good. Minor shelfwear, rubbing on catalog (first work) and minor toning to fore-edges, shelfwear on promotional material (second work), else clean and unmarred. First work includes two sample bookplates tipped-in on verso of front cover, hundreds of sample bookplate illustrations, printed textured black softcovers, gilt lettering on front cover, rounded corners, second work printed in sepia, several illustrations. 32 pp., 4 pp. (unpaginated promotional material). Item #10333

Price: $180.00

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