Item #133734 Three bookplates by John Barclay Godson. John Barclay GODSON.
Three bookplates by John Barclay Godson
GODSON, John Barclay

Three bookplates by John Barclay Godson

One plate creased along the bottom margin, another with two small marks in the bottom margin; the third one is in fine condition.

The bookplates are for Sir T.W. Edgeworth David (Peake 1315; engraving), Margaret McLeod (Peake 3622; etching), and Dave Smith (Peake 4893; wood-engraving). John Barclay Godson (1882-1957), artist and art teacher, was born in England and emigrated to Australia in 1914. He was a founding member of the Australian Painter-Etchers' Society. In 1933, Geoffrey Ingleton published 'John Barclay Godson Bookplates' under his Golden Lantern Press imprint, in an edition of only 150 copies.

Provenance: H.B. (Harry) Muir (1909-1992), bookseller, publisher and bookplate collector; by descent. [3 items].

Item #133734