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Book Plates

Book Plates, the labels often found inside books, bearing the owner's name and coat of arms or other device. Many are curious specimens of egraving, and Albert Durer, Hogarth, and Bewick have been among their designers. Of late years a fashion has grown up of collecting them; the Latin inscriptions on them, e.g. Ex Libris Gul. Stone (one of the books of William Stone) have suggested the French name of ex-libris.