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Richter, Karl
Richter, Karl
OriginatorRichter, Karl
DesignerDrew-Thiele, Alfred
StyleBook plate
Bookplate TypePictorial
Bookplate FunctionOwnership
Institutional or PersonalPersonal
Date1899
Dimensions65x100 mm
OrientationPortrait
Coverage-SpatialBerlin (Germany)
Bookplate Textex libris / Habent sua | fata libelli / Karl Richter / 99.
DescriptionRain storms in from open window, extinguishing candle whose wax drips down upon a stack of books. Spider and web dominate one corner, dog sits upon one open book, and a death's head, mantled by banner with motto, rests upon another book with Richter's name. Artist's mark and date at bottom.
Note[1] Motto: "Habent sua fata libelli" = Books have their fate. [2] Name of artist from Leiningen-Westerburg.
ReferenceLeiningen-Westerburg, Deutsche und Oesterreichische bibliothekzeichen exlibris (1901), p. 438.
RightsRare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; For more information, please contact the Rare Book and Manuscript Library: https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/7016277
CollectionJohn Starr Stewart Ex Libris Collection
Local Identifierexlibris0565.jp2
Repository/Holding LibraryUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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