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White, Gwen, 1901–1986
A book token.
[Great Britain] : [publisher not identified], [approximately 1936]
Physical Description:
1 sheet ; 13 x 16 cm, folded to 13 x 9 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Z323 .W45 1936 Box
Yale Center for British Art, Friends of British Art
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
"The token is a voucher (generally a card) that bears stamps ... entitling the recipient to exchange the token for a book or books in any participating bookshop ... In Britain, a widely organized system of book tokens was initiated in 1932 through Book Tokens Ltd by Harold Raymond, then director of Chatto & Windus ..."--The Oxford Companion to the Book. Oxford University Press, 2010.
"Exchangeable at any Book Token bookshop in Great Britain and Ireland. See instructions on back page."
The color wood engraving depicts a blue bird, in flight, against a green tree. The artist may be Gwen White, who is known to have designed a similar book token in 1936.
BAC: British Art Center copy versions 'a' and 'b' are identical. Version 'c' is a variation. All have had the the stamp removed (redeemed).
Subject Terms:
Book coupons -- Great Britain.
Book industries and trade -- Great Britain.
Color wood engravings.
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