Add a touch of whimsy and charm to your book collection with the "Owl With Feather In His Cap" personalized ex libris bookplates - now available for those who want to add a special touch to their personal library.
Crafted on traditional gummed paper, these bookplates feature a delightful design of an owl perched on top of a stack of books, complete with a cap and feather that add a touch of personality to this adorable artwork.
And the best part? Each bookplate is personalized with your name or initials, making it a truly unique and one-of-a-kind addition to your collection. With a set of 30, you'll have plenty of bookplates to share with your friends and family.
These bookplates are the perfect way to keep track of your favorite books and ensure that they always find their way back to your collection. They're also a great gift for the bookworm in your life who appreciates the art of reading and the beauty of personalized stationery.
So why settle for plain and boring bookplates when you can add a touch of whimsy and charm to your library with the "Owl With Feather In His Cap" personalized ex libris bookplates?
Bookplates are ideal for safeguarding the volumes in your library and make a unique and thoughtful gift. Order your set 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.
Historically, bookplates have been printed on gummed paper for a variety of 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 and eliminates the waste of sticker adhesive backings. Third, the finished bookplate has a refined look and feel.
• Dimensions: 3.25in x 2.5in, 8.25cm x 6.35cm
• Substrate: 50# White English Finish Gummed Paper
• Adhesive: Moisture/Water activated
• Quantity: 30 Bookplates
• Turn around time: 3-5 days
• Each bookplate ships in a hardback envelope with instructions.
• Each bookplate is handcrafted and cut to size and may vary slightly from the rest
• Option to Personalize: Yes
These bookplates can be personalized with your name(s). You can choose either your first name or both first and last names. The font used is an adjusted version of Chaparral Pro as shown in the photos. A maximum of 25 characters is allowed. If you do not want the bookplates personalized and wish them blank, select "Not Personalized" in the Style drop-down.
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 perform a test on 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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