“Bookbinders’ Tickets”

Below is a link to an interesting article about “Bookbinders’ Tickets” by

William Smith Mitchell, The Durham University Journal

Vol.XLVI.  No.1  (New Series. Vol.XV. No.1)    December 1953.

Pp.1-4, plate.


You should probably read the article before you proceed.  Otherwise, you will wonder what I am talking about.  Click the following link:



Below you will see the one that I use, which I have always called my book plate.  Guess I was wrong.  The other is from Robert Aitken’s Bible.  When I replicate the 1777 & 1781 Aitken New Testaments, I put his bookplate above mine.  Or should I call it his “printer’s ticket”?