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Near the turn of the 20th century, the composition of personal bookplates became recognized as a minor branch of fine art. Many of the images adopted a romanticized look with the unmistakable characteristics and styles of bygone days; this heralded an entirely new class of wonderfully varied designs. Thematic trend can be seen running through many collections: animals, bucolic setting, men and women in private repose with a book...
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