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ex libris August 3, 2010

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1. From the library of (a phrase inscribed in a book followed by the name of the book owner).

2. A bookplate.

Never lend books — nobody ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are those which people have lent me.” An ex libris inscription identifies the owner of a book, and supposedly prevents others from building their own libraries by borrowing. I’ve also seen bookplates that say “Stolen from the library of …

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