A bookplate for F.C.V. Lane
External dimensions 150 × 110 mm; two small marks and a light marginal crease; in very good condition.
Peake 3063 (misspelling the artist's name as 'Micklin'). A pencilled note on the verso indicates that the design (a riverside scene and a swimmer) was adapted from a wood-engraving in 'The Picturesque Atlas of Australasia'. It also identifies the plate as a wood-engraving, but judging by Charles Nicklin's advertisements in 'The Bookfellow' in the 1920, a process print may be more likely. Frederick Claude Vivian Lane (1879-1969), a master printer, was the compiler of 'The Bookplates of Norman Lindsay', published by Harry Muir's Wakefield Press in Adelaide in 1944. In an earlier life, he was a world-champion swimmer and Olympic gold medallist. Provenance: H.B. (Harry) Muir (1909-1992), bookseller, publisher and bookplate collector; by descent.
Provenance: H.B. (Harry) Muir (1909-1992), bookseller, publisher and bookplate collector; by descent.