SHERBORN (CHARLES WILLIAM) An album containing 205 engraved bookplates and 2 larger engraved plates for guildhalls, mounted with stamp hinges, 15 signed or initialled by Sherborn in pencil, 3 on india proof paper mounted, 9 printed in colour, later half morocco gilt, brass clasp, rebacked preserving original spine, folio, c.1881-1912
An attractive collection of Ex libris by "the greatest Victorian copper-engraver of bookplates, and inspirer of the revival of armorial bookplate design", who was "rightly called the Victorian 'Little Master'" (Brian North Lee, British Bookplates).
Includes bookplates for: Sir Augustus Wollaston Franks (2); George Heath Viner; the Bibliographical Society; Joseph Ruston of Monks Manor, Lincoln; Geraldine M. Blunt (attractive variation on the Chippendale style); Chelsea Public Libraries (2 states, 1887 and 1893, both signed in pencil); Seinte Marie College of Wynchestre; A.W. Thibaudeau (2); Earl of Carysfort (2); Shakespeare's Birthplace Library (3); Hugh, Duke of Westminster (2); Merchant Taylors (2); All Souls College, Oxford (several, one printed on blue paper); Herbert Jekyll; Agnes Jekyll; George & Rosalind Howard (printed on blue paper); Duke of Northumberland (several); Charles Edward H. Chadwyck Healey (2); H.S. Ashbee (2); William Robinson (2, one printed in red and brown and annotated at foot "9 copies only", illustrated); Richard D'Oyly Carte; Sidney Colvin; Francis Blomefield, re-engraved by Sherborn after W.H. Toms' 1736 plate; William Bruce Bannerman (several, one a signed proof with spider and web detail in the margin); Grace Neville (3, 2 signed in pencil, one printed in red); Frances Folsom Cleveland (First Lady, proof on india paper with an etched vignette in the margin).