Item #1146 Unique 1946 Cork Bookplate and Business Card of Agustín Arrojo Muñoz. Agustín Arrojo Muñoz.
Unique 1946 Cork Bookplate and Business Card of Agustín Arrojo Muñoz
Unique 1946 Cork Bookplate and Business Card of Agustín Arrojo Muñoz
Unique 1946 Cork Bookplate and Business Card of Agustín Arrojo Muñoz
Unique 1946 Cork Bookplate and Business Card of Agustín Arrojo Muñoz
Unique 1946 Cork Bookplate and Business Card of Agustín Arrojo Muñoz
Unique 1946 Cork Bookplate and Business Card of Agustín Arrojo Muñoz
Unique 1946 Cork Bookplate and Business Card of Agustín Arrojo Muñoz
Unique 1946 Cork Bookplate and Business Card of Agustín Arrojo Muñoz
Agustín Arrojo Muñoz

Unique 1946 Cork Bookplate and Business Card of Agustín Arrojo Muñoz

Barcelona, Spain: 1946. Unique Cork Bookplate and Business Card of Agustín Arrojo Muñoz, circa May 1946, Barcelona, Spain, 4 x 2.5 inches (card) and 2 7/8 x 3.75 inches (bookplate).

Bookplate and business card of Agustín Arrojo Muñoz on thin, flexible sheets of cork; no edge wear or markings; both in fine condition.

Also includes a paper version of the business card, which is slightly toned but otherwise fine; and a typed bifolio notecard stamped with the date 4 May, 1946; interior of letter is slightly stained from cork items, else fine.

The typed notecard bears an Ex-Libris logo, Muñoz’ name, and the word “Exchange” in the following languages: Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Italian, French, English, German, Hungarian, Esperanto, and Slovak. The verso of the interior, translated to English, reads: “Dear sir,
I enclose 11 bookplates. I beg you to send others of similar artistic value, giving me the name of the artist and the year of printing. Yours sincerely, S. S. Agustín Arrojo.” All typed except the number “11”, which is handwritten. On the recto, there is another short letter, which reads: “Dear sir, Thank you for your attention in sending me ___ bookplates, and I reciprocate by sending you ___ that I will hope will be of interest to your collection. On this occasion I greet you sincerely, Agustín Arrojo.” This appears to be a mass printed notecard, on which Muñoz could simply write in specific numbers or items as needed. Altogether a very unique lot in impeccable condition.

According to the Pérez Comendador-Leroux Museum Consortium website, Agustin Arjo Munoz (1910-1984) was a Spanish collector who was initially interested mainly in items pertaining to Barcelona before pivoting to bookplates. He was a “member of associations of former booksellers” and a “personal friend of engravers, scholars and collectors.” Today his bookplate collections are kept in several locations throughout Spain: Molins de Rei, Valencia, Soria, Candelario and Hervas. Item #1146

Price: $200.00

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