WELCOME to the letter Y and to this year’s theme: BOOKSHOPS
I couldn’t find a bookstore that filled the bill for the letter Y. Therefore, this is an FYI post about the bookplates people paste on the inside front cover of their books to indicate ownership. It is a fascinating subject and collectors abound.
A bookplate or book-plate, also known as ex-librīs (Latin “from the books of…”), is usually a small print or decorative label. Simple typographical bookplates are termed “book labels”.
Created by an artist or designer, bookplates typically bear a name, motto, coat-of-arms a crest or any motif that relates to the owner of the book. The name of the owner usually follows an inscription such as “from the books of…” or “from the library of…”, or in Latin, ex libris…. Bookplates are important evidence for the provenance of books. People collect these wonderful pieces of art.
CLICK HERE: to see more from my Pinterest collection. Enjoy knowing something more about these little gems.