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JEWISH BOOK ANNUAL
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graphic art. Although one may feel an obligation to treat with
special care a volume that bears the
Ex-libris
of its owner, the
bookplate is not intended merely as a protection; on the other
hand, the bookplate may be construed as an expedient to facilitate
the loaning of books. Furthermore, the bookplate testifies to the
owner’s artistic and aesthetic sense and his literary proclivity
for it is a fusion of two personalities — the owner, who gives his
own ideas reflecting his interests, and the artist, who executes
the ideas in his own style. Carrying as it does a certificate of the
master’s love, the bookplate bestows upon the book an unusual
status that it would not otherwise possess. Above all, the book-
plate bears witness to that love of books which has sustained,
inspired and protected the Jews from time immemorial.
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