• Five Classical and Renaissance themed bookends,Five Classical and Renaissance themed bookends, two pairs and one single: pair Bradley & Hubbard bookends, each depicting bas relief of oil lamp, books,
  • Bradley & Hubbard Bookends Solid cast ironBradley & Hubbard Bookends Solid cast iron bookends with original patina. One depicts a profile of Homer and the other depicts a profile of Dante. Marked
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  • Metalware, three pieces, bookends and letterholder,Metalware, three pieces, bookends and letterholder, including Bradley & Hubbard: letter holder by Bradley & Hubbard, pattern no. 7030, ornately pierced
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  • Frankart bookends, pair, boy holding a toyFrankart bookends, pair, boy holding a toy sailboat and dog in bronzed metal, original patina, marked, 5.5'w x 7'h; with a Bradley & Hubbard plaque, 1815,
  • Three 20th C. pairs bookends including figuralThree 20th C. pairs bookends including figural ones by Bradley & Hubbard and Armor Bronze: Bradley & Hubbard pair, bas relief silhouettes of couple in
  • Two pairs of cast bookends: Two pairs ofTwo pairs of cast bookends: Two pairs of cast bookends, to include a Bradley & Hubbard bronze pair with interior scenes, 5 1/2' h. , the other iron with
  • Six Assorted Mostly Cast Iron Bookends andSix Assorted Mostly Cast Iron Bookends and a Bronze Duck Sprinkler, a pair of metal George Washington bust, a pair of Bradley & Hubbard cast iron archway,
  • Pair Bronze Football Player bookends PairPair Bronze Football Player bookends Pair of Art Deco period bronze bookends depicting football players, unmarked, manner of Bradley & Hubbard. 6'H x
  • BRADLEY & HUBBARD Pair of bronze bookendsBRADLEY & HUBBARD Pair of bronze bookends depicting standing lions, stamped. h: 3 1/2' l: 4 1/2' Estimate: 125.00 - 175.00
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  • Arts and Crafts bookends, hand hammered copperArts and Crafts bookends, hand hammered copper with flowers and leaves, unmarked, 6'w x 8.75'h; with a G.W. Ferguson ashtray, hammered copper, marked,
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  • Pair of Bradley & Hubbard Bronze BookendsPair of Bradley & Hubbard Bronze Bookends Decorated with German Shepherds Marked; 6 x 5 in.
  • ARTS & CRAFTS METALWORK Twelve items including:ARTS & CRAFTS METALWORK Twelve items including: Roycroft nut bowl #809 (no picks or cracker); Bradley & Hubbard single candlestick; wrought silver pin
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  • PAIR OF BRADLEY & HUBBARD BRONZE LINCOLNPAIR OF BRADLEY & HUBBARD BRONZE LINCOLN BOOKENDS Cast B&H mark on reverse, formed as a rectangular plaque with a gilded portrait bust of Lincoln, flanked
  • Two Cast Iron 'Federal Doorway' Polychrome-paintedTwo Cast Iron 'Federal Doorway' Polychrome-painted Bookends or Doorstops, Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co., Meriden, Connecticut, early 20th century,
  • Pair of Bradley & Hubbard Cast Iron BulldogPair of Bradley & Hubbard Cast Iron Bulldog Bookends, Meriden, Connecticut, early 20th century, with impressed 'B&H' manufacturer's mark on base, ht. 5
  • Pair of Cast Iron Reading Gnomes Bookends.Pair of Cast Iron Reading Gnomes Bookends. Description Made by Bradley & Hubbard. Condition (Excellent). Size Each: 5' L.
  • Pair of Bradley & Hubbard painted cast ironPair of Bradley & Hubbard painted cast iron cat and dog bookends circa 1920; each modeled as black and white painted cat and a black and white painted
  • Bradley & Hubbard Figural Dog Bookends 5'.Bradley & Hubbard Figural Dog Bookends 5'.
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  • Cast Iron Assorted Deco Bookends.Two pairCast Iron Assorted Deco Bookends.Two pair by Bradley & Hubbard.Condition (Excellent). Size Largest: 5 - 5/8' T.
  • Cast Iron Shakespeare & Dickens Bookends.MadeCast Iron Shakespeare & Dickens Bookends.Made by Bradley & Hubbard. Depicts embossed heads of Shakespeare and Dickens. Very fine casting.Condition
  • Two pairs Shakespeare bookends: first pairTwo pairs Shakespeare bookends: first pair bronzed Bradley & Hubbard, each end depicting bas relief Shakespeare in arched niche, name appears in raised
  • Pair Bradley & Hubbard 'Science and Study'Pair Bradley & Hubbard 'Science and Study' bookends, bronzed cast-iron, each depicting bas relief medieval scholar perched over open book, titles appear
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  • Cast Iron Scottish Terrier Doorstop and BullCast Iron Scottish Terrier Doorstop and Bull Terrier Bookends, America, c. 1930's, the 'listing scotties' doorstop probably made by the National Sewing
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  • Three pairs of animal themed bookends, castThree pairs of animal themed bookends, cast metal: Bradley and Hubbard 'Speak no Evil, Hear no Evil, See no Evil', plaque shaped with three monkeys in
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  • Cottage Bradley and Hubbard Cast Iron Bookends.Cottage Bradley and Hubbard Cast Iron Bookends. Description Signed, 'B&H'. Attractive embossed scene with English thatched roofed cottage with lady watering
  • Flowers in Urn B & H Cast Iron Bookends.Flowers in Urn B & H Cast Iron Bookends. Description 5 - 3/4' x 4 - 1/8'. Signed B&H on back. Made by Bradley and Hubbard.Condition (VERY GOOD).
  • Cast Iron Lying Down Cat Bookends. DescriptionCast Iron Lying Down Cat Bookends. Description Made by Bradley and Hubbard. Marked 'B & H'. Repainted back.Condition (Good). Size 5 - 3/4' x 5'.
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  • Cast Iron Mixed Flowers in Basket Bookends.Cast Iron Mixed Flowers in Basket Bookends. Description Made by Bradley and Hubbard, marked,“B&H”. Superb detail to casting. Matches doorstop.Condition
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In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries many books were published that were smaller than the ones we see today. Smaller books were less expensive to publish or own and were more portable. Small bookends were produced to hold up small books, and these bookends turn up today.

Three and 3/4” in height, these Scribes are by Ronson (L.V.Aronson). The books are volumes from the Little Leather Library.

Pair Cast Iron Abraham Lincoln Bookends Marked 'Verona' Item #: G4564 Description: Cast iron bookends of Abraham Lincoln having bronzed finish. Back casting marked 'Verona'. Materials: Cast iron. Dimensions: Height: 5-5/8'. Dec 26, 2016 - This Pin was discovered by Steve Pseno. Discover (and save!) your own Pins on Pinterest.

Ronson made several small bookends. One of our favorites is this pair of Arab Scribes. It conjures up images of foreign travel. These polychrome beauties are 3.75 inches tall and are marked L.V. Aronson 1923. Plain pairs in green can also be found.

Lincoln memorial bookends

Roycroft also made bookends of a small size into the 1920s. They are collected today for their Arts and Crafts association.

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Roycroft Bookends, circa 1920, 3.25” , Hand-stamped and repousse copper.

We have seen bookends much smaller than these; a pair of Lincolns and a pair of Dante and Beatrice, each about 1.5 inches tall. Alas, we didn’t collect any of these very small bookends and therefore do not have a picture to show.

Bookends

Other examples of small bookends are those that accompanied sets of small books sold by the Little Leather Library Corporation. The books themselves were were published from 1916 to 1923. The sets with bookends appeared about 1922. The original publishers, Charles & Albert Boni, entered into a business arrangement with 2 advertising executives, Max Sackheim and Harry Scherman and Little Leather Library took off. Volumes originally sold at Woolworth’s for a dime each, and the brand was Innovatively marketed by including individual volumes in packages of Whitman’s Chocolates. By 1918 multi-volume sets were sold by mail-order through full page advertising in nationally distributed magazines. One 1918 advertisement invoked General Pershing’s request for books for our boys fighting in Europe and offered “If you purchase 10 of our Little Leather Library volumes …… we will give you in addition a Kit Box containing 5 books, which can be sent to someone in the army or the navy.”

Advertisements in national magazines in 1922 and 1923 feature bookends with the Little Leather Library sets. The September 30,1922 ad in THE LITERARY Digest included , “… book ends fashioned by Elbert Hubbard’s famous Roycrofters of East Aurora, New York; they are of hand-hammered copper….” with a 30 volume set of books. The November 1923 advertisement in Popular Mechanics offered Lincoln Bookends.

May 27, 2013. Lincoln Bookends that were sold with LLL sets.

While most of these Little Leather Library Books remain an inexpensive collectible today, selling for about $2.00 per volume, some of the accompanying bookends have increased significantly in value, especially those made by Ronson and by Roycroft, these can range in price from $50 to $200 a pair. An Aronson (Ronson) Elephant atop a stack of Little Leather Books was made to go with the LLL books.

This pachyderm stands on literary giants – William Shakespeare, George Washington, Robert Louis Stevenson, E.E. Hale, Olive Schriener.

Vintage Lincoln Bookends

UnEarthlyBooks.com has an good article on Little Leather Library and lists the following bookends as LLL promotional items: Abraham Lincoln, Elephants on Books (Aronson), Monk Polychrome, Monk Bronze, Hammered Flower (Roycroft), Praying Hands, Ten Commandments, Knight, and Longfellow.

Lincoln Copper Bookends

If you have any the following periodicals from 1922 or 1923 you may want to check them for LLL advertisements: National Geographic, The Mentor, The Literary Digest, Popular Mechanics, The Outlook. Who knows, perhaps we can expand the list of known LLL Bookends.

Lincoln Bookends Cast Iron Vintage

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