Collection of Bookplates by Alfred Cossmann
Scope and Contents
The collection contains bookplates by Alfred Cossmann, an Austrian graphic artist and engraver. In addition to ex-libris, the collection also contains a variety of greeting cards and other illustrations by Cossmann.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright has not been transferred to Yale University.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Yale Bookplate Collection was formerly housed in Sterling Memorial Library. The collection was incorporated into the Arts of the Book Collection in 1984 and then moved to the Seeley G. Mudd Library in 1990. In 2011 it was transferred to the Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library.
Organized into four series: I. Bookplates – Individuals. II. Bookplates – Duplicates. III. Other Works. IV. Ephemera.
Any correspondence or ephemeral materials relating to a specific bookplate are filed together with the bookplate.
1.25 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
Language of Materials
A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog
The collection contains bookplates by Alfred Cossmann, an Austrian graphic artist and engraver.
Biographical / Historical
Alfred Cossmann (1870-1951) was an Austrian graphic artist and engraver, active in Vienna during the first half of the 20th century and well known for his bookplate designs.
- Guide to the Collection of Bookplates by Alfred Cossmann
- Compiled by Molly E. Dotson
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
Part of the Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library Special Collections Repository
Arts Library Special Collections
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