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Manuscript Mondays: Bookplates, Part I

Manuscript Mondays: Bookplates, Part I
Manuscript Mondays: Bookplates, Part I
Manuscript Mondays: Bookplates, Part I
Manuscript Mondays: Bookplates, Part I

What treasures lurk in the insides of books?  Well, lots, including really great bookplates.  Here’s the first batch that caught our eye.

 

One of the fabulous volunteers working here in WH/G is busy processing a huge collection of bookplates.  Here are a few of our favorites by Eiichi Hirose.  The project has given us some research to do, and luckily the library has plenty of resources to get started.  I also found that the University of British Columbia has a digitized bookplate collection, including plenty from E. Hirose.  We've not yet digitized the bookplates in WH/G, but there are bunches of other images, maps, and more in the Digital Collections.

Volunteering is a wonderful way to support the library.  If you are interested, contact us at 720.865.2043 or vhopes@denverlibrary.org.