WHATMAN, James. Armorial bookplate of the paper making family.


WHATMAN, James. A good armorial bookplate, late 18th century, 98 x 71 mm, pasted to a piece of old book board. James Whatman the Elder [1702-1759] was the inventor of wove paper used for high quality printing, calligraphy, and art purposes. His son, also James Whatman [1741-1798], continued his father’s work making further developments. This bookplate probably dates from the time of James Whatman Junior.  oct16/2    SOLD 22nd April 2024