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Wiepert bookplate collection (M331)

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Title:
Wiepert bookplate collection
Creator - Collector:
Wiepert, David Douglas
ID:
M331
Date:
Undated
Extent:
1200.0 items
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Abstract:
Bookplates from the United States, England, France, Italy, and Germany dating from the late seventeenth to the twentieth centuries. A few of the designers are W. P. Barrett, George Wharton Edwards, E. D. French, W. F. Hopson, Arthur Nelson Macdonald, C. W. Sherborn, and Sidney L. Smith.
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David Douglas Wiepert compiled his bookplate collection between the 1890s and the 1930s. Many of the nearly twelve hundred ex-libris belonged to celebrities who sailed on the ships of the White Star Line of which Wiepert was president. Several are accompanied by letters of provenance. Given to Bowdoin by his nephew, Warren R. Johnson, the plates are from the United States, England, France, Italy, and Germany and date from the late seventeenth to the twentieth centuries. A few of the designers are W. P. Barrett, George Wharton Edwards, E. D. French, W. F. Hopson, Arthur Nelson Macdonald, C. W. Sherborn, and Sidney L. Smith.

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