Gibbings, Robert

Bookplate Collection

Linen Hall Library

"One of the delights and glories of bibliography is the bookplate, or ex libris, as it is now the fashion to term those dainty little art works used as marks of ownership in books." So wrote John Vinycomb, the foremost exponent of the art of bookplate design in the north of Ireland in his day. Vinycomb worked for the local printers Marcus Ward & Co. He designed many bookplates, including that of t ...