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Image of invitation to exchange ex libris labels

Ex-Libris Exchange

  • Printed card sent by J Reaux, 26 Rue des Dames, Paris.
  • Circa 1896
  • 159 x 95mm (6¼ x 3¾in)

The 1890s were the heyday of bookplate collecting and collectors were exchanging ex-libris with each other throughout Europe - rather in the way that the postcard collectors did 15 years later.

John@Mayfly Ephemera



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