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Finding Aid for the Bookplate Collection, 1770-1953
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Bookplate Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1770-1953
    Collection number: 144
    Extent: 25 boxes (12.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Library Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Maurice Thorner, 1953.
    Collection donated by Thorner originally assembled by Olive Percival. Later additions were made by the UCLA Library Special Collections.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Bookplate Collection (Collection 144). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4232708 

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of thousands of bookplates from the United States, Europe, Japan, New Zealand, Iran, Russia, and South Africa. Includes several hundred children's bookplates, some highlighted by Kate Greenaway and engravings of Gordon Craig, G.H. Shurtleff, Pixie Harris, and wood block prints of Sheldon Cheney. Also includes works of Thomas Bewick (originator of wood engraving), Maxfield Parrish, Samuel Hollyer, W.W. Garret, Stanley Harrod, Rob Wagner, and W.F. Hopson. Many of the items are mounted, and include proof copies, inscribed copies, original drawings, wood block prints, wood engravings, steel engravings, etchings, and photolithographs.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Collection is arranged alphabetically.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Percival, Olive, 1869-1945.