SHREWSBURY. A 1788 dated bookplate of the premier English Earldom.


SHREWSBURY.  A handsome armorial bookplate, 85 x 100 mm, of the premier English Earl which is dated in the engraving 1788. The date suggests this bookplaste was used by Charles Talbot, the 15th Earl of Shrewsbury [1753 – 1857] who succeeded in 1787. There is a small closed tear top right without loss and the bookplate is pasted to old paper.  feb11/5