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Cary Memorial Library Bookplates

Elizabeth Mast Hyatt bookplate, 1912

Elizabeth Mast Hyatt bookplate, 1912

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Cary Memorial Library in Wayne

This bookplate is Elizabeth Mast Hyatt's own plate, a simple design featuring a lamp or torch, with her name and the date.

The phrase "Ex Libris," which means from the books of, or from the library of, became emblematic of bookplates, and was included in many bookplate designs.

The artist and engraver, Walter M. Aikmen, was based in Brooklyn, New York, Hyatt's winter residence. Adjacent to his name is the Latin word "fecit," meaning "he made it."

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