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1st December 2022

A very Bloomsbury bookplate. This was designed in 1918 by Dora Carrington (1893-1932) for St John Hutchinson KC (1884-1942) who was married to Mary who had a long affair with Clive Bell who was married to Vanessa Bell (several of whose textile designs we use as endpapers) who was the sister of Virginia Woolf. The witty design features visual puns and jokes in the style of cheaply produced C19 alphabet chapbooks for children.


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