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by Barrett, Clifton Waller, 1901-1991

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New York &c, 1941 *** Three unused bookplates of THE PREEMINENT COLLECTOR OF AMERICAN LITERATURE; as follow: (1) 98 x 70 mm, lettered "This is the / Book Plate / of / Clifton Waller Barrett / 1941" with a figure of a ship and four lines from Longfellow, printed in black on machine-made laid paper unmarked, gummed verso along the top-edge only; (2) 102 x 76 mm, lettered "Hic Fructus Virtutis / Clifton Waller Barrett" with arms as illustrated, printed in black with colors and silver on machine-made off-white wove paper unmarked, not gummed; (3) 101 x 76 mm, lettered as no. 2 above with arms as illustrated, printed in black with colors and silver-gray on machine-made white wove paper unmarked, not gummed. The figure of a ship on Barrett's first bookplate presumably alludes to his career as founder and president 1932-54 of the North Atlantic and Gulf Steamship Company, of New York: Barrett is said to have remarked once that "For a business career I chose shipping. For my real life work I chose book collecting." -- Provenance: Kate (Barrett) Rennie, the collector's daugher, ca 1995, with a card signed by her. .


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Jay Dillon Rare Books + Manuscripts is a private, research-intensive rare-book dealer of forty years' experience in and around New York, specialized in exceptional books, manuscripts, and cultural property. Jay Dillon has been responsible for selling or appraising more than $100 million worth of books and manuscripts spanning some three thousand years. In 1989 Jay Dillon was the editor and principal author of a richly annotated catalogue that was hailed in the English press as one of the ten best books -- of any kind -- published that year. In 1994 he was invited to narrate the Discovery Channel program on the history of monopoly; and four years later he was consulted by the Zapruder family in connection with their famous film of the assassination of President Kennedy -- which, as it turned out, Mr Dillon valued more accurately than any other appraiser. The firm maintains a wide and productive network of relationships both among private collectors and in the trade; and we are currently engaged in building a number of outstanding private collections for our clients. Books and manuscripts offered to the public are mainly duplicates from our clients' libraries, or otherwise surplus to their needs. Our appraisal services include formal appraisals for insurance, estate-settlement, and tax purposes. For details please contact


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Full page illustration or photograph. Plates are printed separately from the text of the book, and bound in at production. I.e.,...[more]
Highly sought after by some collectors, a book plate is an inscribed or decorative device that identifies the owner, or former...[more]
The page bound on the left side of a book, opposite to the recto page.

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