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(One of Fourteen Copies)

By:  Henry Blackwell

 New York.  Copies of five articles extracted from The Bookbuyer 1895.  8vo.  Binding by Blackwell.  Half leather over marbled boards.  Marbled endpapers.  Noted by Blackwell on the verso of the title page is the fact that this copy is one of fourteen.  Note is initialed “HB”.

  Five articles on Book Plates written by Blackwell bound together.  Sheets from the publication “Bookbuyer”.  First printed page is a full sheet engraving "To John Worthington Esq. with the compliments of Henry Blackwell, "John Worthington Esq." is hand-written in Blackwell's hand.  Also laid in is a full sheet engraved bookplate of Henry Blackwell, signed by E. D. French, who I assume was the engraver.    (Bookplate has castle on hill overlooking sea on top and seated bookbinders, one sewing and one pounding on bottom).  Blackwell has written "John Worthington Esq. Compliments Henry Blackwell" at the bottom of the page.  Separate memorandum also laid in (Blackwell's letterhead) stating "This plate was made in 1899 - less than a total of 30 printed."

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Our Inventory Item #IX-0009
Price:  $1250.00

Blackwell (1825-1909) was the son of sugar refiner Samuel Blackwell.  His family moved to United States in 1832.  He was the husband of Lucy Stone, abolitionist and advocate of women's rights.  His brother Samuel C. Blackwell married Antoinette Brown, first woman ordained in recognized church in the United States.  Blackwell's sister Elizabeth Blackwell was the first female graduate of a medical school in the United States.   His sister Emily was the third.  Near Fine.




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