December 10, 2010 § Leave a comment
Novel Lines Bookshop presents Bookplates specially designed by artist Kathy E. Lovejoy. Limited prints. Using only acid free paper and ink. Available exclusively at Novel Lines Bookshop.
A bookplate is usually pasted into the inside front cover of a book to indicate its owner. Often inscribed with ex-libris which is Latin for ‘from the library of’ . Typically bookplates bear a name, motto, device, coat of arms, crest or any motif relating to the owner of the book. The earliest known bookplates are German from the 15th century. Bookplates make beautiful presentation when giving a gift as you can pre-paste them in with the receiver’s name. Very special indeed.