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20 bookplates from the John Starr Stewart Ex Libris Collection at the University of Illinois Library
PK at BibliOdyssey featured bookplates from the first half of this database
Design by A. Dachenhausen, 1900
“Coat of arms: Escutcheon parted per fess, upper part or (gold) charged with an eagle displayed sable (black), lower part paly of six gules (red) and argent (silver), charged with a banner or (gold). Heume surmounted by a deer’s head argent, on either side wings paly gules and argent. Mantling. Artist’s monogram lower right: AD.”
“Chimpanzee, holding in one foot a caliper, sits on a pile of books contemplating a human skull;. On one book spine: ‘Darwin’; on an open book: ‘Eritis sicut deus’ (You will be as a god)” (more…)
Made in Heaven (2008)
paper and photo collage
The Ex Libris (bookplate) illustrations below were selected from the first half of the enormous John Starr Stewart Collection at the University of Illinois. Will from 50Watts sampled the back half of the same database: [The Bookplate Collection: Second Half].
“Against starry sky, bare-breasted Egyptian goddess wearing ankh pendant and holding sheaf and quill; ouroboros (snake with its tail in its mouth) surrounded open book with owner’s initials, book press and ink balls. Motto on banner: Lux in tenebris (Light in the shadows)”
“Printed in black and red. Within a picture frame, a lozenge escutcheon: vert (green) a chevron or (gold) charged with 3 mullets (stars) sable (black), between three griffin’s heads erased or (gold). Banner with originator’s name”
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