Ex Libris
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December 5, 2017 • Nutmeg News

Once upon a time a books were cherished, kept forever and day, and catalogued at home with beautiful printed bookplates (or ex libris) printed with the owner’s name and a fanciful image of some sort which were pasted to the interior front cover so you reclaim your book in the event it was lent out to someone.

It’s kind of a shame that they aren’t used much anymore but you can see samples the bygone era of bookplates online in the University of Connecticut Ercolini Bookplate Collection.

 

 

 

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