Introducing The Violinist Ex-Libris Bookplates, a personalized ex-libris for book and music lovers. These exquisite bookplates feature a captivating illustration of a skilled violinist, lost in the music of their instrument, playing beneath a bower of grapes. In the background, a graceful flock of birds takes flight, adding a sense of wonder and enchantment to the scene. The violinist's posture and expression exude a sense of passion and dedication to their craft, while the grapes symbolize the joy of life. The flock of birds adds a touch of whimsy, hinting at the magic and freedom found within the pages of a beloved book.
These bookplates are functional and a work of art that adds a touch of elegance and sophistication to your book collection.
Imagine the joy of seeing your name elegantly displayed on these exquisite bookplates as you embark on literary adventures and create your own stories within the pages of your favorite books. They make for a thoughtful and meaningful gift for bookworms, bibliophiles, and music enthusiasts alike.
Order yours today and let your books reflect your unique style and appreciation for the finer things in life.
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 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 Miss Fajardose, as shown. A maximum of 25 characters is allowed.
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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