It is often used to indicate ownership of a book, as in from the books of. I didnt realize how popular these bookplates must have been, but i stumbled on a massive gallery of adultoriented bookplates and thats just a tiny percentage of the whole, youd have to think. Ex libris band ex libris bookshop ex libris game ex libris group. A bookplate also known as exlibris is a printed or decorative label pasted into a book, often on the front endpaper, to indicate ownership. Bookplates, also called ex libris, have been pasted to the inside front covers of books since the advent of the printing press in the midfifteenth century. Reasonably priced, starting at quantities of 50 for custom bookplates.
Ex libris group, an israeli software company that sells library automation software. They are a common form of wording on the label and many people refer to them as ex libris, rather than bookplates. Irwin in musaeum hermeticum reformatum et amplificatum 1678. You can submit cameraready artwork with all graphics and text included, sized to the fit the bookplate. These are perfect for young children and adults alike as your bookshelf grows and you want to put your own stamp on favourite volumes. Spruce up any event with spectacular stickers bookplates from zazzle.
Translate ex libris to english free online translation. The bookplate of the bristol microscopical society england is one of the most delightful of all. From the famous frederick warnecke collection signed at lower rh corner g. Microscopical bookplates ex libris the mccrone group.
A brief history of personalized bookplates literary hub. Custom ex libris gif idea, tree of life custom bookplate stamp, personalizable library stamp, tree custom book stamp 1539181018 reartfactory from shop reartfactory. A bookplate or bookplate, as it was commonly styled until the early 20th century, also known as exlibris latin for from the books or library, is usually a. Nonpersonalized bookplates in packets of 20 and larger quantities. The expression ex libris latin for from the books of often appears before the name of a books owner on bookplates. A number of british jews in the 18 th and 19 th centuries had armorial bookplates bearing the family coat of arms, although some of them were spurious. Typically an ex libris is placed on the inside cover or the front end paper. Bookplates typically bear a name, motto, device coatofarms.
Bookplates and ex libris are rightly admired today as miniature works of art allowing collectors to build an affordable collection of original and often signed art works in a variety of print techniques such as etching, woodblock, intaglio and aquatint. Corrections and index to ex libris the art of bookplates by martin hopkinson, british museum press, 2011. A bookplate is basically a custom book label or sticker that you stick inside of the front cover of any book in your personal home library. Library of ex libris book embossing press original designs blue desk pliers company or personal name blue metal handheld 4. The bookplates of 31 famous men the art of manliness.
Meaning of ex libris the english meaning and translation of the latin phrase ex libris is as follows. Bookplate ink antioch bookplates ex libris for home. Noun edit ex libris plural ex libris a bookplate that identifies the owner of the book into which it is pasted. A bookplate, or ex libris meaning from the books of, is a small print or decorative label, usually produced as an engraving, for pasting inside the cover of a book to express ownership. Brief detail of the origin of the bookplates ex erotic libris. The ex libris plate pictured at top of page was customprinted. Bookplates can be personalized with the text and font of your choice. Ex libris definition of ex libris by the free dictionary.
Ex libris charmed, a 2000 episode of the television series charmed. Books to read, my books, celebrities reading, latin phrases, bing crosby, book. Bookplates typically bear a name, motto, crest, or another motif that relates to the owner of the book. So to say ex libris carrot top is to say from the library of carrot top. Because many of them include the latin phrase ex libris from the books. The scarcity of these bookplates might also be due to the destruction carried. Arthur avalon pseudonym of sir john woodroffe, an early british esotericist. The use of bookplates as marks of ownership dates back to the last quarter of the fifteenth century. Confessions of a common reader, a 1998 collection of essays by anne fadiman.
Though they were also used in public libraries, i find these small printed works most interesting when they are used by individuals to assert ownership over their prized works of literature. Unlimited free standard shipping to the uk or republic of ireland order all your gifts and cards without any extra shipping costs. Jack london, author of call of the wild and white fang, was. Info select options t5a owen wise religious hymnal bookplate. The fabulous woodcut design bookplate above was found in a 1935 edition of the plays of anton chekhov. Many bookplate designs will use the phrase ex libris as a text header or a design element.
See more ideas about ex libris, book labels and books. We print bookplates with custom artwork for a unique look. From the jacobean period 15671625 to the edwardian era these printed bookplates evolved into elegant engravings and etchings known as ex libris from the books of. Jul 26, 2017 ex libris is a latin phrase, meaning literally, from the books. Endlessly diverse and appealing, bookplates also called ex libris, latin for from. Letterpress cat ex libris bookplates acid free made in the usa by saturn press only 10 left in stock order soon. British collectors treat these super libros as things apart from exlibris. A personal bookplate is an elegant and practical way of solving the problem and gives the book itself a special interest, identity and provenance. Since ancient times, human beings have had the need to mark what is their property, including books.
Ex libris, as a noun in english, denotes the bookplate itself. Oct 17, 2016 this pinboard is a part of my virtual bookplate collection. Bookplates and ex libris are rightly admired today as miniature works of art allowing collectors to build. Bookplates bookplates are plates bearing a persons name, and often the latin words ex libris used to attest the ownership of books, one of them being usually pasted inside the front cover of each book. The bookplate aubrey beardsley made for mr pollitt shows a nice fat naked lady with her bottom towards us, taking a book from a tray, and bookplates can easily have puns or jokes tucked away in the picture or the wording. British books latin phrases freemason ex libris compass tattoo mindful armorial bookplate of f. Apr 15, 2020 a sampling of some of the bookplates found in the othmer librarys collections. I didnt realize how popular these bookplates must have been, but i stumbled on a massive gallery of adultoriented bookplates. Oct 14, 2019 ex libris n plural ex libris or ex librissen, diminutive ex librisje n ex libris. Printed on high quality, acidfree, selfadhesive paper. Bookplate ink has also printed designs with custom artwork for baby showers, weddings, corporate events and school birthday clubs. Online information about an exhibit of bookplates on the seventh floor of. Samuel pepys and rudyard kipling have used them, but a personal bookplate has been available to anyone owning a library and wishing to place in. Bookplates ex libris bookplate stickers childrens bookplates, owl bookplates for children book stickers book lover gift book labels boygirlparty 5 out of 5 stars,912.
A bookplate or booklabel, also known as exlibris latin, from the books of, is a small decorative, often personalised, label pasted into the inside front cover to specify its owner. Originating in their modern printed form in 16thcentury germany, where books were highly valuable and treasured, bookplates became an art form practiced. The earliest known example, dated to 1480, is the bookplate of hilprand brandenburg, a carthusian monk. Simple typographical bookplates are termed book labels. Ex libris charmed, an episode of the television series charmed. Have a look at 31 famous bookplates of notable men through history. Info select options t7 owen wise religious bookplate. The ex libris text is latin for from the library of and is a popular addition to bookplates. A bookplate, also known as ex libris latin, from the books of. Ex libris art dedicated to the collection of ex libris. Most of the time bookplates include the latin phrase, ex libris. Bookplates for sale in uk 36 secondhand bookplates. Curious, i got online and searched ex libris and discovered those little labels are. Ex libris art dedicated to the collection of ex libris and.
Bookplate meaning in the cambridge english dictionary. Ex libris definition, from the library of a phrase inscribed in or on a book before the name of the owner. The earliest known examples of printed bookplates are german, and date from the 15th century. Like everything else, there are bookplate enthusiasts and. By the late 19th century, bookplates had developed into a highly imaginative form of. I found this in george ottos book of bookplates, but more importantly it is in frederick warneckes bibliography of bookplates. Such plates are generally more or less of an artistic character, and may bear some heraldic, emblematic, or other device. Jun 21, 2011 endlessly diverse and appealing, bookplates also called ex libris, latin for from the books of are small decorative labels to be pasted inside a books cover to express personal ownership. Info select options a107 ex libris bookplate with child in flight on bird. Bookplates, also known as ex libris, have since the 15th century been placed in books to declare ownership.
Very rare orig engraved bookplate 1890 by george otto curd. See more ideas about ex libris, latin mottos and history of chemistry. A bookplate or bookplate, as it was commonly styled until the early 20th century, also known as exlibris latin for from the books or library, is usually a small printed or decorative label pasted into a book, often on the front endpaper, to indicate ownership. Products archive bookplate ink antioch bookplates ex. Adolf hitler, for instance, has a bookplate that is exactly as bombastic as expected, with an eagle and a swastika and a wreath and his name in a sort of unholy cross between. Bookplates article about bookplates by the free dictionary. The bookplates are printed on acid free, cream colored, nonglossy and selfadhesive paper. Other bookplates have an image that is a visual pun on the name of the owner.
Info select options x8 bookplate with cross and ex libris. A bookplate or an ex libris latin for out of the library of is a. The library of congress and other collections have digitized many of their bookplates, which sometimes confirm and sometimes subvert ones ideas about their owners. Bookplates synonyms, bookplates pronunciation, bookplates translation, english dictionary definition of bookplates. Such marks, generally termed exlibris, from the latin phrase meaning from the. The franks collection of bookplates in the british museum numbers over.
A bookplate is sometimes called an ex libris in reference to the latin inscription meaning from the books of found on most examples. Find unique ex libris bookplates to make your book your own with zazzle. I picked up the book bookplates published in 1956 from a local bookshop. Ex libris may refer to a bookplate, also known as an ex libris.
The bookplate, then, is simply a mark of possession that the booklover pastes in. Exlibris definition in the cambridge english dictionary. I buy, sell and exchange bookplates of good artistic quality. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. Ex libris bookplates are also ideal for books taken to school and out of the house, especially your holiday home. Info select options a109 bookplate with home library and globe, ex libris wording. Info select options a108 cat and owner by fireplace bookplate design. The first books were highly valuable and prestigious objects to own, hence the first. Bookplates definition of bookplates by the free dictionary. The art of bookplates in pictures books the guardian. May 23, 2011 a bookplate, or ex libris, is a small print for pasting inside the cover of a book to express ownership. Corrections and index to ex libris the art of bookplates.
The first known ex libris of a jew was made by benjamin levi for isaac mendes of london in 1746. Among them are bookplates from charlie chaplin, frederic remington, edgar rice burroughs, and jack london, as well as figures lost to time. Personalized bookplates most slightly foxed readers, we suspect, have some irritating gaps on their bookshelves left by favourite titles lent and never returned. From the books definition of ex libris the meaning and definition of the expression ex libris relates to an inscription or label in a book indicating its ownership which is commonly referred to as a bookplate. A label bearing the owners name or other identification that is pasted usually on the inside cover of a book. See more ideas about ex libris, books and latin phrases. Make your prized books unique with honeytree personalised ex libris bookplate labels. A delightfully attractive book presenting the bookplate a neglected art form that has nevertheless been practised by leading artists of their generation, from albrecht duerer to edward burnejones. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. Many artists, some famous such as william hogarth, aubrey beardsley and john piper, have designed bookplates, and many significant people e. Ex libris of jack london author of call of the wild and white fang, was. The words ex libris are simply the use of latin to establish the ownership of the book.
Ex libris society catalogue of the sixth exhibition, 1897 a booklet devoted to the bookplates of elisha brown bird, by winfred porter truesdell, village press, new york, 1907. Apr 26, 2011 a bookplate, or ex libris, is a small print for pasting inside the cover of a book, to express ownership. A bookplate, or ex libris, is a small print for pasting inside the cover of a book, to express ownership. A106 bookplate with open book, candles and ex libris wording. Ex libris is a latin phrase that means from the books.743 1307 852 955 551 376 1697 1498 277 106 1064 404 614 103 825 1286 698 492 1341 81 92 1542 147 1001 532 906 701 1447 1507 1217 1447 1352 1352 361 1400 886 1466 446 1357 427 674 196 1435 403 760 77 739 1233