Einstein's book-plate design


Here's the design for Albert Einstein's ex-libris bookplate, which he apparently pasted into all his personal books. This is lovely.

The Awesome Doodle That Lets You Know This Book Belonged to Einstein

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  1. Surely I’m not the only one thinking Dr. Manhattan. Was/is it common for people to mark their books, or is that something only the famous do?

    1. I’ve bought quite a  few, not always so old books which had them as recently as a couple of years past.

  2. It was quite common (especially in academic circles) to use Exlibris until the late 19th / early 20th century. The tradition to use Exlibris to mark book ownership is old – the first known Exlibris is from the 15th century.

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