Step into the enchanted realm of literature with our 'Jolly Satyrs With Nymph' Ex-Libris Bookplates. Crafted on traditional gummed paper and available in three captivating colors - Brown, Black, and Green - these personalized bookplates are more than just labels; they are gateways to a world of classical artistry and timeless tales.
Featuring a delightful illustration by the renowned Walter Crane, this design transports you to a whimsical forest where a nymph walks side by side with two handsome satyrs. It's a scene beautifully encapsulates the mystique of the woodlands, and it's sure to infuse your books with an air of magic.
Personalize your collection with these exquisite bookplates, and let your library tell its own story. Whether you're an avid reader, a collector of classics, or a lover of all things mythological, 'Jolly Satyrs With Nymph' bookplates are the perfect addition to your literary world. Capture the essence of ancient tales and make your mark on the pages of history today.
Bookplates are crafted on 50# White English Finish Gummed Paper and hand-cut to size. Gummed paper is coated with an adhesive backing that requires water to activate (similar to traditional stamps). Once the adhesive is activated, the paper will adhere to the front pastedown of your book.
Both the paper and the adhesive are VEGAN and CRUELTY-FREE.
Historically, bookplates have been printed on gummed paper for various reasons. First, the glue is water-soluble and can be removed by steaming or wetting without damaging your book. Second, gummed paper dries flat and without residue, eliminating the waste of sticker adhesive backings. Third, the finished bookplate has a refined look and feel.
• Dimensions: 4in x 3in, 10.16cm x 7.62cm
• Substrate: 50# White English Finish Gummed Paper
• Adhesive: Moisture/Water activated
• Quantity: 30 Bookplates
• Turn around time: 3-5 days
• Each bookplate ships with instructions.
• Each bookplate is handcrafted and cut to size and may vary slightly from the rest
• Option to Personalize: Yes
These bookplates are available in brown, black, and green and can be personalized with your name(s). The font is an adjusted version of Diehl Deco as shown. A maximum of 25 characters is allowed. To select the color, choose from the "Finish" dropdown.
On a clean surface, moisten the back of the bookplate with a damp sponge. The bookplate will curl up a little; this is normal. Affix the moistened bookplate where desired, smoothing the paper from the center outwards to eliminate any creases and wrinkles. Gummed paper dries flat and smooth. I recommend you test a paper surface before applying to your book to get a feel for the moisture/glue. Don't moisten the front of the bookplate as inks are not waterproof. If you opted for blank bookplates, write your name in before applying. Store unused bookplates in a dark, dry place.
A bookplate is sometimes called an ex libris, meaning "from the books of" in Latin. The earliest known example, dated to 1480, is the bookplate of Hilprand Brandenburg, a Carthusian monk. At first, most bookplates were designed to safeguard the property of nobles; thus, they were adorned with coats of arms and other indicators of inherited prestige. This was the case through the 18th century, though styles changed with artistic trends. The 19th century saw the rise of the middle class. Scholars, professionals, and other educated individuals became interested in bookplates and commissioned works in a pictorial vein. Since then, ex libris have been used to denote personal property, and as a form of personal expression. Since ex libris stamps were generally never seen by the public, the artwork varied tremendously from intimate erotic scenes to darkly expressionistic styles.
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