~ a bookplate is also often referred to as ex-librīs [Latin, “from the books of…”] a small print or decorative label pasted into a book ~ showing ownership. The earliest known marks of ownership of books or documents date from the reign of Amenophis III in Egypt (1391–53 BCE) * info: The Modern World Encyclopedia: Illustrated (1935). ~
Desire a signed bookplate? With the Muse’s books being sold world-wide, it is not possible to have all her creations autographed. If you are able to attend one of Muse’s events or purchase a pre-release copy of her work, your book can easily be inscribed. For those instances where a book is purchased, without meeting the above criteria, there are two remedies to receive signed bookplates.
First, Muse can send a signed bookplate, free of charge. You will need to contact Muse, relaying your name and physical address, along with the book title you have purchased. Please note, if you wish to have an inscription, you will need to be specific with your request. Other information regarding dates, etc. should also be disclosed. Second, Muse can sign your book, if it is mailed to her, along with pre-paid return postage (inc. insurance). Third, you can get a free Muse’s Art downloadable bookplate here or a child-themed bookplate here. These bookplates are immediately downloadable/printable, they are free, not signed however.
Muse offers her readers several different types of artistic bookplates. They range from subdued to elaborate, full color to sepia, adult or a child’s theme. This page offers but a sampling of bookplates for Anthesis, Enigmatic Evolution, and The Little Sprout. For those who purchase framed poetry selections, a bookplate of their choosing will be attached to the back and be signed according to instructions. If there is a customized specific vision you have for a bookplate, be it for a Muse creation or a set of bookplates, for your personal library ~ Muse is ready to assist you. To get your project started Visit Our Boutique Listing
Questions to consider when requesting a free or custom bookplate from Poetic Pastries:
- Size of bookplate desired (example; 4×4, 5×3 etc)
- Colors in order of preference (example; blue, white, green)
- Style or theme (example; cottage, steampunk, etc.)
- A free printable bookplate will be sent to you by email *the bookplate may be printed in any quantity, if the watermark or other identifier remains.
- Commissioned work *you will receive an invoice from Poetic Pastries – this non-refundable deposit is required before work begins=15.00 – The Final remaining fee=15.00 is due before electronic delivery of art work. You will have two design changes allowable for the Total Original Hire fee=30.00 +tax. After that, the commission will extend only if both parties agree. * the final bookplate design will be delivered by email – you may print in any quantity. (the identifier/watermarks are far less obvious in commissioned work).
- Phrases or terms desired (example; this book is the property of: ….. or this book belongs to….. etc.)
- Shall the bookplate fill a specific name? or shall it remain blank? (example; this book belongs to ______ or this book belongs to Tommy)
- Contact name, and email address for the bookplate request
- Do you wish the bookplate signed by Muse?
- Please include any other relevant information you feel is important for Muse of Poetic Pastries to complete your bookplate request.
* For all the burgeoning readers
Muse is offering a free printable bookplate, below.
Simply size it with a printer’s software to best suit your needs.
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