Featured Item from the Yale Bookplate Collection

[Ex Libris Dr. Lucian Pfleger] by Eug. Moßgraber, 1907, 30.8 x 29 cm.
May 14, 2014

Arts Library Special Collections recently acquired this original ink drawing of a bookplate design for Dr. Lucian Pfleger by Eug[en] Moßgraber. Owls are a popular bookplate motif, and here two huddle close together at the base of a tree. This drawing is part of the Collection of Original Artwork for Bookplate Designs (Call # BKP 131).   

The Yale Bookplate Collection comprises an array of graphic works, including original sketches such as this example, in addition to both archival and published materials.

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