Three Canadian bookmarks, one each for Lipton Teas, P&P Campbell and J. & W. R. Scott Limited
Publisher: Lipton Teas, The Perth DyeWorks and J. & W. R. Scott Limited
Date Published: ND
Binding: No binding
3 early Canadian bookmarks:
1) Lipton Teas 2-3/8 x 6 inches. printed 2 sides.
2) P&P Campbell The Perth DyeWorks 2 x 7 inches. printed 2 sides
3) J. & W. R. Scott Limited, Toronto, 2-3/8 x 7-1/4 inches. printed 1 side
Some marks, corner bends, otherwise, in good condition.
The history of bookmarks, there are indications that bookmarks have accompanied codices since their first emergence in the 1st century AD. The earliest existing bookmark dates from the 6th century AD and it is made of ornamented leather lined with vellum on the back and was attached with a leather strap to the cover of a Coptic codex.
Most 19th-century bookmarks were intended for use in Bibles and prayer books and were made of ribbon, woven silk, or leather. By the 1880s the production of woven silk markers was declining and printed markers made of stiff paper or cardboard began to appear in significant numbers. This development paralleled the wider availability of books themselves, and the range of available bookmarkers soon expanded dramatically.