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Unusual Bookplate

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I’ve never seen a bookplate that so prominently included a portrait of the owner before. The good (hirsute) doctor even stamped the title page of the book: “Private Library / O.V. Lawson M.D. / Seattle, Wash.” Guess he REALLY wanted people to know it was HIS book.

Found in THE NEW CENTURY READS BY GRADES: Book 3 (Rand McNally, 1901).

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