Mr Gibb said: "When you open the book on the first page there was a book plate
with another one underneath.
Each book then was placed in the school's library with a Phi Kappa Phi book plate
and the signature of the student who picked it.
And after listening to a special birthday message from the Queen, read by Princess Jasmine, from the children's book Aladdin, the youngsters received free books complete with a royal book plate
Single prints and book plate
illustrations avidly were collected by a society eager to be informed about the most recent archeolegical discoveries, as well as the latest changes in couture fashion.
Phi Kappa Phi members, university administrators, and students hold special events to promote the program and to prepare books for distribution by including a Phi Kappa Phi book plate
and letter about early reading with babies.
The local auctioneers continue to present book sales which contain some extremely nice items while at the, delightfully named, Candle Lane Books in Shrewsbury I came across a collection of Japanese literature in English purchased recently from its owner, Cliff Parfit (the name on the book plate
) who is, apparently, selling up and retiring to Japan (where else)?
The book plate
, which appears in several volumes, was designed for the divine Ellen by her son, Edward Gordon Craig, himself a celebrated theatre designer.
Dame Werburg The abbey also ran a printing press, producing prayer cards, service booklets, book plates
and theological publications, largely decorated by Dame Werburg, and helping to fund the convent.
Annotations, ownership signatures, book plates
, fingerprints, paw prints, food stains, library stamps, dealers' prices, and tobacco burns, Smith suggests, are the visible evidence not only of a book's physical treatment and itineraries, but also of its changing status.
He bequeathed the house - which boasts a "vast" collection of magic lanterns, a stamp collection and unique book plates
belonging to the children amongst its treasures - and garden to the Birmingham University on his death in 1944.