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Walter Crane's bookplate
Description: Walter Crane's bookplate, from p. 227 of "English Book-Plates, Ancient and Modern," by Egerton Castle (London: George Bell & Sons, 1893). Best known for his illustrations for children's books, Walter Crane was a leader of the Arts and Crafts movement in England. His bookplate is an example of the intricate ornamentation that characterized his artistic style. The floral motifs in the border surround a night scene with a crane peering over an open book. The initial "C" frames the central picture, and a fragment of a verse from the "Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam" is at the bottom. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL05651
Subjects: Crane, Walter, 1845-1915; Bookplates; Arts and crafts movement; Cultural Ohio--Literary Ohio
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