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Wednesday, February 08, 2017

The First Known Printed Bookplate

The first known bibliophile to adorn his collection with the personal touch of a bookplate is Hilprand Brandenburg of Biberach
. The 1480 woodcut print, on view in The Art of Ownership: Bookplates and Book Collectors from 1480 to the Present at the Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philadelphia, depicts an angel holding a shield emblazoned with an ox.

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