The extraordinary world of ex libris art dark roasted blend. Simple typographical bookplates are termed book labels. A bookplate, or ex libris, is a small print for pasting inside the cover of a book to express ownership. Advertizing definition more definition of wikipedia. The first books were highly valuable and prestigious objects to own, hence. A bookplate or book plate, as it was commonly styled until the early 20th century, also known as ex libris 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. May 01, 2011 art books are generally rather subjective in terms of qualityeither you appreciate the art or you dont, and moreover theyre somewhat niche books by definitionbut i found martin hopkinsons ex libris. Dating to 1480, a woodcut bookplate is the oldest known printed.
This book traces the fascinating evolution of bookplate design over time and across national boundaries, showcasing 100 key examples of ex libris art. 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. A bookplate also known as exlibris is usually a small printed or decorative label pasted into a. Of this kind the bestdefined english genre may be recalled. The art of bookplates, a new book by martin hopkinson and published by yale university press, so delightful. Product description this drawing of a warm but tidy bookshelf was part of a set of designs acquired by antioch bookplate company from the etchcraft company. Full text of dated bookplates ex libris with a treatise on their origin and development. Aug, 2019 since the fifteenth century, distinguished artists and their patrons have given serious attention to this art form. See more ideas about ex libris, book art and prints. The bookplate is affixed to the inside, front cover of a book, published in 1921. Ex libris definition, from the library of a phrase inscribed in or on a book before the name of the owner. At the beginning of the last century the bostonbased publisher troutsdale press published several small volumes on the work of bookplate artists of the day including a 1904 study of the work of elisha brown bird 18671943 in e. A bookplate represents pride in the ownership of books.
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. Ive found a few books there that have provided some great fodder for the blog. So in 2012 we celebrated the societys 40th anniversary. Bookplate mania in america and england peaked from 1890 to about 1920. Ex libris definition is a book owners identification label that is usually pasted to the inside front cover of a book. Microscopical bookplates ex libris the mccrone group. The art of bookplates a thoroughly charming little volume.
Bookplates can be personalized with the text and font of your choice. The bookplates of 31 famous men theres an antique bookstore in montpelier, vt that i always visit whenever we make a trip out to the green mountain state. It will be custom printed with the name or text of your choice on nonglossy, selfadhesive paper with a peeloff backing. The term ex libris originates from latin, meaning from the books. Make offer early 20th century ex libris book plate north east coastengineers shipbuilders. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search.
A personal bookplate is an elegant and practical way of solving the problem and gives the book itself a special interest, identity and provenance. Bookplates, also known by the term ex libris, evolved over centuries from simple inscriptions to printed woodcuts to an artistic medium that has attracted worldclass artists and illustrators. Bird and his bookplates by winfred porter truesdell. Theres no bookthemed scarf, tote bag, art print, or iphone case we. Dated book plates ex libris with a treatise on their origin and development by walter hamilton. Bookplate article about bookplate by the free dictionary. Moon garden personalized bookplates vintage book plates ex libris, mothers day art deco library labels oiseaux. Dated bookplates ex libris with a treatise on their origin and development by walter hamilton. Set of 25 easton press bookplates these are the ex libris style, and are generic in that they are not specific to any easton press collection. Reasonably priced, starting at quantities of 50 for custom bookplates. Oct 21, 2011 thats part of the reason why i found ex libris. Bookplate ink antioch bookplates ex libris for home. It is a miniature graphic art print developed to adorn books providing a convenient, individualized way for the books owner to be identified. We print bookplates with custom artwork for a unique look.
Unite your personal library with a set of quality, custom made bookplates. For even more inspiration check out hundreds of images of 19th and 20thcentury book plates in the pratt library ex libris collection on. The art of bookplates in pictures books the guardian. Early rich book owners commissioned artists to make the first bookplates using. Last year i had a solo exhibition in dongguan art museum near guangzhou and this included 22 of my bookplates which were subsequently purchased by the museum. Ex libris japanese printmaking japanese books, japanese art, ex libris meaning. Order before 12noon mon fri for same day dispatch or date select. Three volumes, with volume two covering the eighteenth century. It is a pity that artistically designed bookplates or ex libris as they are. Bookplates synonyms, bookplates pronunciation, bookplates translation, english dictionary definition of bookplates. Ex libris art dedicated to the collection of ex libris and. Bookplate definition of bookplate by the free dictionary. The first books were highly valuable and prestigious objects to own, hence the first.
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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. Get your hands on great customizable ex libris bookplate stickers from zazzle. Definition of bookplates as topic in the dictionary. Bookplates definition of bookplates by the free dictionary. Bookplate specs this design is 4 inches high and 3 inches wide. A bookplate or ex libris is a bookowners identification label pasted inside the front cover of a. Featured on oprahs o list, these archival, personalized bookplates boast a bevy of wonderful watercolor illustrations for men, women, and children. Ex libris art dedicated to the collection of ex libris. Ex libris bookplates are also ideal for books taken to school and out of the house, especially your holiday home. May 23, 2011 a bookplate, or ex libris, is a small print for pasting inside the cover of a book to express ownership.
Ex libris, meaning from the library of, or from the books of is a latin expression concerning the artform of bookplates stamps or labels inside books that. It will be custom printed with the name or text of your choice on nonglossy, selfadhesive paper with a. Defined by the latin term ex libris, meaning of the book or bookplate, the bookplate uses miniature art to adorn hardcopy books and identify who they belong to. I attended the fisae congresses in beijing and istanbul and also the international small prints and ex libris biennale in guangzhou in 2010, 2012 and 2014. See more ideas about ex libris, book art and illustration. In plain terms a bookplate is a print, drawing or watercolour designed by an artist. Buy book plates and get the best deals at the lowest prices on ebay. Vaclav polivka czech bookplate for antonin kodese, c.
The bookplate, or ex libris, is a label affixed to the inside front cover of a book. A label bearing the owners name or other identification that is pasted usually on the inside cover of a book. Bookplates typically bear a name, motto, device coatof. Originating in their modern printed form in 16thcentury germany, where books were highly valuable and treasured, bookplates became an art form practiced by artists across. Art nouveau jugendstil ex libris skeleton bookplate book. Anything written by brian north lee is carefully and lovingly researched.
An exlibris bookplate is a mark of ownership which the owner of a book sticks into the inside of the cover. Personalized bookplates most slightly foxed readers, we suspect, have some irritating gaps on their bookshelves left by favourite titles lent and never returned. 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. Koloman moser pegasus poster ex libris pratt institute ex libris collection. Bookplates article about bookplates by the free dictionary. A label, placed upon or in a book, showing its ownership or its position in a library. I have several different setsstyles of easton press bookplates available. Also known as ex libris, meaning from the library of, the bookplate has. Information and translations of bookplates as topic in the most comprehensive dictionary definitions resource on the web. Printed on high quality, acidfree, selfadhesive paper.
Ex libris bookplates range from the simple to the decorative and elaborate, the obscure or even bizarre and surreal. Is a short piece by the artist peter ford that takes issue with one of the aspects of the definition of ex libris discussed in the. Endlessly diverse and appealing, bookplates also called ex libris, latin for from the books of are small decorative labels to be pasted inside a book s cover to express personal ownership. The bookplate, or ex libris, is a label placed on the inside of the front cover of a book. Nonpersonalized bookplates in packets of 20 and larger quantities.
The bookplate is usually of paper on which heraldic or other designs are engraved or printed. Originating in their modern printed form in 16thcentury germany, where books were highly valuable and treasured, bookplates became an art form practiced by artists across europe and beyond. Great savings free delivery collection on many items. Early rich book owners commissioned artists to make the first bookplates using the persons family coat of arms or emblems. The first books were highly valuable and prestigious objects to own, hence the first bookplates usually incorporated the decorative coats of arms of the fabulously wealthy. The book is in good condition, for its age, with wear and soiling on the covers and spine. The latin phrase ex libris meaning, from the books of, is far more. Ex libris bookplates range from the simple to the decorative and elaborate, the obscure or. Durer and holbein designed and engraved a number of bookplates. Our popular bookplate ex libris labels are the perfect gift for book lovers, children and teachers alike.
Originally a mark of prestige and status in society, book plates emerged in the fifteenth century and usually bore the owners family coat of arms. The bookplate was simply a way for book owners to identify their books and perhaps encourage their return when they were lent out to friends. Ex libris definition of ex libris by merriamwebster. 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. It is made by an artist who is commissioned by the owner to create according to his wishes and ideas a small graphic that bears the owners name and the word exlibris. Buy ex libris the art of bookplates online the british. Following a short discussion of the art of the bookplate and its utilization of. Definitions of bookplate, synonyms, antonyms, derivatives of bookplate, analogical dictionary of bookplate english. I quote from his letter, it was drawn for me by xavier collet, a belgian artist, in 1946. Bookplates, also known by the term exlibris, evolved over centuries from simple inscriptions to printed woodcuts to an artistic medium that has attracted worldclass artists and illustrators. A bookplate junkie on the basics of collecting ex libris. Jun 21, 2011 originating in their modern printed form in 16thcentury germany, where books were highly valuable and treasured, bookplates became an art form practiced by artists across europe and beyond. Choose from thousands of designs or make your own today.144 1109 1516 1278 111 1199 1064 800 57 604 91 1223 60 18 1316 69 1441 811 714 1117 1426 702 1039 1007 206 407 489 612 602 1416 210 376 1158 1128 683 767