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Auction archive: Lot number 157

Extensive collection of Masonic book plates plus an archive of reference material

Estimate
US$1,000 - US$1,500
Price realised:
US$600
Auction archive: Lot number 157

Extensive collection of Masonic book plates plus an archive of reference material

Estimate
US$1,000 - US$1,500
Price realised:
US$600
Beschreibung:

Title: Extensive collection of Masonic book plates plus an archive of reference material Author: [Tatsch, Jacob. Hugo] Place: Various places Publisher: Date: Mostly late 19th - early 20th century Description: Extensive collection of approximately 600 bookplates, comprising about 350 different examples plus a few large groups of the same bookplate. About a third of the bookplates are from specific Masonic Lodges and the rest are from specific individuals with Masonic themes. Most are loose, but about 100 are mounted on paper card printed "The Collection of Jacob Hugo Tatsch". Plus, a presentation copy of A. Winthrop Pope's "Remarks on Some Masonic Book Plates and Their Owners", 1908 and a copy of Winward Prescott's "Masonic Bookplates", 1918, one of 200 copies (this copy out-of-series, plus duplicate copies, related ephemera, articles, correspondence and other reference material. Jacob Hugo Tatsch (1888-1939) was the collector of these bookplates and an important Masonic historian, best known for his authorship of "Freemasonry in the Thirteen Colonies" (1929). The majority of these bookplates are American and date from Tatsch's lifetime, a few appear to be earlier. The bookplate is of particular interest to Masons for the interpretation of the various signs and symbols appearing upon them; they act as a microcosm of Masonic iconography. This is possibly the largest single collection of Masonic bookplates extant. Lot Amendments Condition: Condition varies; the research archive with wear of use, some bookplates toned and a very few with folds, nearly all in unused condition; very good. Item number: 167037

Auction archive: Lot number 157
Auction:
Datum:
15 Dec 2005
Auction house:
PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States
[email protected]
+1 (0)415 9892665
+1 (0)415 9891664
Beschreibung:

Title: Extensive collection of Masonic book plates plus an archive of reference material Author: [Tatsch, Jacob. Hugo] Place: Various places Publisher: Date: Mostly late 19th - early 20th century Description: Extensive collection of approximately 600 bookplates, comprising about 350 different examples plus a few large groups of the same bookplate. About a third of the bookplates are from specific Masonic Lodges and the rest are from specific individuals with Masonic themes. Most are loose, but about 100 are mounted on paper card printed "The Collection of Jacob Hugo Tatsch". Plus, a presentation copy of A. Winthrop Pope's "Remarks on Some Masonic Book Plates and Their Owners", 1908 and a copy of Winward Prescott's "Masonic Bookplates", 1918, one of 200 copies (this copy out-of-series, plus duplicate copies, related ephemera, articles, correspondence and other reference material. Jacob Hugo Tatsch (1888-1939) was the collector of these bookplates and an important Masonic historian, best known for his authorship of "Freemasonry in the Thirteen Colonies" (1929). The majority of these bookplates are American and date from Tatsch's lifetime, a few appear to be earlier. The bookplate is of particular interest to Masons for the interpretation of the various signs and symbols appearing upon them; they act as a microcosm of Masonic iconography. This is possibly the largest single collection of Masonic bookplates extant. Lot Amendments Condition: Condition varies; the research archive with wear of use, some bookplates toned and a very few with folds, nearly all in unused condition; very good. Item number: 167037

Auction archive: Lot number 157
Auction:
Datum:
15 Dec 2005
Auction house:
PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States
[email protected]
+1 (0)415 9892665
+1 (0)415 9891664
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