Elevate your reading experience with a stunning gummed paper ex libris featuring a serene image of a satyr reclining in the reeds, playing a panpipe with rowers in the background. This beautiful and sophisticated design is sure to add a touch of elegance to your library.
Crafted with the highest quality gummed paper, this ex libris serves a functional purpose and showcases a true work of art. The image of the satyr, a mythical creature known for its love of music and nature, captures the essence of the beauty and serenity of reading. The intricate details of the design are a testament to the artist's craftsmanship.
The ex libris is not just a mere bookplate but a reflection of your style and taste. It adds a touch of sophistication to your book collection and shows your appreciation for the finer things in life. The strong adhesive backing ensures the ex libris stays in place, even with frequent handling. The durable paper material also ensures that it won't fade or peel over time, preserving the beauty of the design for years to come.
Whether you're a collector or a casual reader, this gummed paper ex libris is the perfect addition to your library.
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 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
• 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 are available in brown and black and 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 Trajan Pro 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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