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Re: Bookplates + observation
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- Subject: Re: Bookplates + observation
- From: Jane M Brown <brownjm@MUSC.EDU>
- Date: Tue, 9 Sep 1997 08:55:24 -0400
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Sam, et al
Now, my bias shows too. I like bookplates. I find them very interesting
in themselves and the provenance of books also interesting.
I think this thread could go back and forth forever.
On Mon, 8 Sep 1997, Sam Lanham wrote:
> At 10:17 AM 9/8/97 -0400, Phoebe wrote:
> >We've gotten the votes on bookplates and value. Does anyone know how
> >seals (you know, embossers/ notary public hand devices) effect the
> >value. I suppose it can't be good, but I like them so much and
> >definitely haven't put them in my older books.
> Maybe a famous person's seal would not affect value adversely but others,
> IMHO as a book collector of 40 years, are a good bit worse than a neat
> signature. I really hate to see them in a book and would never put them in
> anything including a cheap paperback. Guess my bias is showing.
> Sam Lanham
> Sam Lanham (firstname.lastname@example.org)