Definition of Ex libris

1. Noun. A label identifying the owner of a book in which it is pasted.

Exact synonyms: Bookplate
Generic synonyms: Gummed Label, Paster, Sticker

Definition of Ex libris

1. Noun. A bookplate which identifies the owner of the book into which it is pasted ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ex Libris

ex ante
ex cathedra
ex facie
ex gratia
ex hypothesi
ex libris (current term)
ex negativo
ex nihilo
ex nomine
ex nunc
ex officio
ex parte
ex post
ex post facto
ex professo
ex proprio motu
ex rerum natura
ex stock
ex stocks
ex tempore

Literary usage of Ex libris

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Theory of National and International Bibliography: With Special by Frank Campbell, Walter Hamilton, Charles Dexter Allen (1896)
"About the same time a new style of ex-libris comes in, more fanciful and artistic than of yore, but it must be confessed of a less practical character. ..."

2. Subject Index of the Modern Works Added to the Library of the British Museum George Knottesford Fortescue by George Knottesford Fortescue (1902)
"CONTADES (G. de) Les Ex-libris du canton de Carrouges. pp. 22. ... Catalogue of the Exhibition of the Ex-Libris Society. çç.4A, Plymouth, 1897. 4«, v В». ..."

3. Livy, Books XXI. and XXII by Livy (1893)
"ex (libris), in accordance with, as often. Here the development of that meaning is plainly seen. ..."

4. Book Auction Recordsby Frank Karslake by Frank Karslake (1906)
"... Seduced by a Mag.cian that made her to become a Witch, etc., trans, by WB port, inserted, and ex-libris of ihe Marchioness Townshend on back of title, ..."

5. Ballads of Books by Brander Matthews (1886)
"ex libris. ARTHUR J. MUNBY. Written for the present collection. MAN that is born of woman finds a charm ..."

6. Hakluytus Posthumus, Or, Purchas His Pilgrimes: Contayning a History of the by Samuel Purchas (1905)
"... written Catalogue of Heresies, these Errours as they are there recited by the Jesuite, and gathered out of the Maronites Bookes. Errores ex libris ..."

7. French Book-plates by Walter Hamilton (1896)
"HE rapid multiplication of books and libraries during this period naturally led to a corresponding increase in the use of ex-libris. ..."

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