35 Bookplates Belonging To Famous People

Curious how famous people laid claim to their libraries? These lovely inserts not only indicate a book’s provenance, but they often reflect the owner’s personality. Ranging from silent movie stars to presidents, here are examples of ex libris from the historical elite.

1. Sigmund Freud

6. Lewis Carroll (Charles Dodgson)

7. Ernest Hemmingway

8. George Washington

9. Albert Einstein

12. Charlie Chaplin

16. William Butler Yeats

20. Charles Dickens

21. Calvin Coolidge

23. Oliver Wendell Holmes

26. Benito Mussolini

27. Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks

29. Alexander Hamilton

34. William Howard Taft

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