ex libris

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Dating back to the era of Gutenberg, a bookplate is a decorative, printed label pasted on the front endpaper of a book to indicate ownership. Bookplates typically bear a name and/or motif that relates to the owner of the book. The motif shown here, a decorative letter L and linden leaf, is letterpress printed in charcoal black & ruby red ink on Fabriano Roma paper. This magnificent paper features a wide laid surface created from wire screens that evoke 13th century European paper making. With the ancient Romulus and Remus “she-wolf” watermark.

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