ex libris

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ex libris a label identifying the owner of a book in which it is pasted
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ex libris An inscription, label, or the like, in a book indicating its ownership; esp., a bookplate.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Ex libris eks lī′bris, a book-plate—lit. 'from the books of.'
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. ex, from + libris, books
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.

Usage

In literature:

On the fly-leaf, in very faded ink, is written 'Ex libris Guliolmi Whyte.
"A Study In Scarlet" by Arthur Conan Doyle
C. Vellei Paterculi ex Historiae Romanae libris duobus quae supersunt: edidit Carolus Halm.
"A Short History of Women's Rights" by Eugene A. Hecker
Joannis Miltoni Angli de Doctrina Christiana libri duo posthumi, quos ex schedis manuscriptis deprompsit, et typis mandari primus curavit C.R.
"Life of John Milton" by Richard Garnett
MS. a B. Goldberg descriptum, nunc primum edidit, adjectis ad calcem libri aliquot exceptis ex alio codice ejusdem bibl.
"Annals of the Bodleian Library, Oxford, A.D. 1598-A.D. 1867" by William Dunn Macray
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In news:

Ex Libris Anonymous creates one of a kind journals using an ongoing collection of carefully curated, (( mostly )) vintage hardcover books.
Purdue University joins Ex Libris URM design group.
The newly-formed Ex Libris Scandinavia will interact with the 200 Ex Libris customer institutions following the first sale of the Ex Libris Aleph integrated library system in Scandinavia to the Technical Information Center of Denmark.
Ex Libris Adds Scandinavian Distributor.
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