- from the library of (a phrase inscribed in or on a book before the name of the owner): Ex libris Jane Doe.
- an inscription in or on a book, to indicate the owner; bookplate.
Origin of ex libris
Examples from the Web for ex libris
Historical Examples of ex libris
The ex-libris of the Citizen Boyveau-Laffecteur may be cited as an example.
The collector must be on his guard against modern reprints from old plates, or ex-libris printed from re-engraved copper plates.
The ex-libris of Lyons are especially notable for their magnitude, as, for example, that of Claude Ruffier.
On account of its extreme rarity this ex-libris had long been the subject of doubt and curiosity to collectors, even Mons.
Unfortunately it was dispersed on his decease, and his ex-libris given herewith is consequently scarce.
- from the collection or library of: frequently printed on bookplates
- a bookplate bearing the owner's name, coat of arms, etc