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cover of "Thomas Bewick and Russia" by W E Butler describing Bewick's profound influence on Russian artists cover of "Anatoli Iwanowitsch Kalashchnikow" by  Klaus Rodel containing a history of development of Russian engraving in honor of A Kalashnikov
By W E Butler. An essay on the profound influence of Thomas Bewick, wood engraver and designer, on a rising generation of Russian wood engravers at the turn of the twentieth century. Numerous illustrations together with a list of Russian artists influenced by Bewick. Paperback, 22 pp.
By Klaus Rodel. Forlaget Exlibristen, 1991. In German, Danish and English. A history of the development of Russian graphics (engraving) with numerous illustrations produced in honor of Anatolii Kalashnikov's 60th birthday. The text provides a fascinating overview of the history of great Russian artists preceding and including Kalashnikov. Over 55 pages with stunning full and part page illustrations. Paperback.
cover of the limited edition JAC Harrison: Artist and Engraver by Brian North Lee, an account of the bookplates by this important English engraver with numerous illustrations including 50 plates Cover of The Bookplates of Robert Hancock, James Ross and William Bache,  a limited edition containing an essay by Brian North Lee on three 18th century engravers, including details on individual bookplates
By Brian North Lee. The Bookplate Society and Forlaget Exlibristen, 1983. A limited edition of an account of the bookplates by this important English engraver. Numerous illustrations including 50 plates and tipped in bookplate soft bound with paper wrappers. 135 pp.
By Brian North Lee. Exlibristen, 1986. Essay on three 18th century engravers, including details on individual bookplates. Limited edition (350 numbered copies) with numerous illustrations, stiff paper wrappers. 58 pp.
Cover of Ex Libris by Anatolii Kalashnikov, one of the finest wood engravers of all time, containing 500 bookplates (engravings), 47 of which are in color. Cover of London Bookplates (engravings) by Brian North Lee, a limited edition of 600 copies, in which bookplates associated with London are annotated and illustrated in a comprehensive study.
Ex Libris 500
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London Bookplates
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Temporarily out-of-stock.   By Anatolii Kalashnikov.Moscow:  Evrika, 1993. Kalashnikov RE (Hon), SWE (Hon), one of the most talented wood engravers of all time, designed more than 1,000 bookplates, of which 500 of his choice – 47 in color – are illustrated in this magnificent book. Kalashnikov as a man was larger than life, and this translated into his art, which was explosive, emotional, masculine, so essentially Russian in its depth and intensity. His bookplates occupy a central place in the international bookplate movement of the 1960-90s, each an admirable representative of the Russian national tradition in wood engraving yet embodying universal ideals. Hardback with dustjacket, 576 pp.

By Brian North Lee. London: The Bookplate Society and Forlaget Exlibristen, 1985.  Limited edition of 600 copies. Bookplates associated with London are annotated and illustrated in this comprehensive study.  210 x 297 mm, 165 pp, red paper covers.

cover of the book Sherlockian Bookplates by W. E. Butler which contains more than 50 Sherlockian bookplates and discusses the overlapping world of bookplate collectors and "Sherlockians." Cover of signed limited edition of The Russian Client, a legal thriller/espionage novel by Maryann Gashi-Butler
Sherlockian Bookplates
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The Russian Client
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By W E Butler.Cambridge:Silent Books, 1992. Sherlock Holmes has inspired his own iconography in bookplate design and left his own mysteries. Illustrations of more than 50 ex libris (bookplates) classified as Sherlockiana.Hardback. $17.95
By Maryann Gashi-Butler. Primrose Hill Press, 2011. This provocative fictional legal thriller chronicles the fall of Soviet power and the rise of the Russian oligarchs through the eyes of ordinary people swept up in explosive times. The profound disturbance of existing societal norms which undermined Russian values in the 1990s continues to haunt Russia's relations with the West today. Was the latest Ukrainian Crimean conflict inevitable? Limited edition of 50 signed copies.