I used to have and use them. That was before I was taught that they deface the book, not identify it as mine. I also had a seal to press the similar information, stopped using that for the same reason. I loved those book plates I had, from Antioch I believe.I liked the paragraph on the death of the book and the reader: "I thought I was the reader."
I love bookplates but have never dared stick one in a book. I got some books from a friend's estate and they have his embossed seal, I think it's great. It's not defacing like writing all over the pages.
There is as always a different point of view.In the interest of full disclosure I am a bookplate junkie.Finding old bookplates is my crack cocaine. It is the secret door to all kinds of hidden knowledge.Lew JaffeHttp://bookplatejunkie.blogspot.com
Great blog, and I've put a link to it in the post.
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