: This photograph shows an illustration from the book "The Rise of the Book-Plate" by W.G. Bowdoin, published in 1901. The bookplate's text reads "Hans Igler that the hedgehog may kiss you." The caption underneath the illustration reads: "Book-Plate of HANS IGLER. Circa 1450. Has been considered as the earliest known book-plate."
The bookplate pictured was commissioned by Johannes Knabensberg, also known as Igler, a name derived from the German word "igel" (hedgehog). The bookplate's design, which features a hedgehog, was a woodcut. The bookplate was to be placed in handwritten manuscript books. View on Ohio Memory.
: AL06908 Subjects
: Bookplates; Bowdoin, W. G. (William Goodrich), 1860-1947; Igler, Hans; Hedgehogs in art; Books Places
: Hans Igler bookplate photograph