Bookplates designed by Gavin Stamp
A collection of 65 bookplates made for friends or as commissioned projects. The influence of the black-and-white style of his early- twentieth century heroes F. L. Griggs, William Nicholson, and Frank Brangwyn are evident in these but also Edward Gorey perhaps. Gavin Stamp had a significant collection of Gorey books right beside his books on lettering and book design and bookplates design on his shelves. The collection is a fascinating social document in which bookplates appear for, amongst others David Watkin, Colin Emery, Michael Burgess, Lawrence Yap and many others associated with Cambridge.