03-06-2011 03-06-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2538B Boston
March 6, 2011 11:00 AMCalender

Collection of 18th-20th Century Bookplates

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2538B Location: Boston Date / Time: March 06, 2011 11:00AM


Collection of 18th-20th Century Bookplates, the majority engraved with a coat of arms, two are for George Washington, one is for Isaiah Thomas, reportedly engraved by Paul Revere, approx. 154 bookplates total.
Estimate $300-500

Numerous bookplates are housed or loose in a bound book,
many of notable individuals of their time with references to "American Book-Plates, A Guide to their Study with Examples" by Charles Dexter Allen (1865–1926); and "Bookplates" by Sidney L. Smith; Many are noted Rhode Island figures.

Other notable bookplates: Theodore Roosevelt, Charles Dana Gibson, Attorney General of the United States Henry Dilworth Gilpin; William Hickling Prescott (May 4, 1796 – January 29, 1859) American historian and Hispanist; Gamaliel Lloyd, (1744–1817), English merchant and political reformer; Henry Bowen Anthony (April 1, 1815 – September 2, 1884) Known as the Father of the Senate; George Peabody Wetmore (August 2, 1846 - September 11, 1921) was the 37th Governor and a United States Senator from Rhode Island; Samuel Pomeroy Colt (January 10, 1852 – August 13, 1921) was an industrialist and politician from Rhode Island.

-One portion of the book appears to be a schoolboy's notebook/handwriting exercise on "Rhetoric" dated 1801-1803; the book binding is deteiorating.


Rhode Island, Paul Revere, George Washington, Charles Dexter Allen, Sidney L. Smith, Theodore Roosevelt, William Hickling Prescott, Senator, Gamaliel Lloyd, George Peabody Wetmore, United States, Charles Dana Gibson, Senate, 37th Governor, Attorney General, Henry Bowen Anthony, historian, politician