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Bookplates collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: L185

Scope and Contents

This collection includes one volume from the Troutsdale Press in Boston, Massachusetts during 1907 regarding several prominent bookplate designers during the late 19th and early 20th century.


  • 1907


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Historical Note

Bookplates started as basic inscriptions during the Middle Ages. The earliest known printed bookplate is dated circa 1450. Over time, bookplates were commissioned, often works of art, full of character and symbolism.

Today, they are valued for their historical interest, providing provenance to many rare and antiquarian books.


0.5 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box)


This collection is arranged in 12 parts in 1 volume, totaling 204 plates, 13 portraits, 12 leaves; 24 cm.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Frank G. Darlington. It was transferred from the General Collection during the 2000s.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/03/19 by Bethany Fiechter. EAD finding aid created 2015/03/19 by Bethany Fiechter.
Bookplates collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.