Thursday, January 20, 2011
From the Scientific Library of William Diller Matthew
While doing a bit of research, I ran across this delightful nameplate* in a volume of The Collected Papers of Henry Fairfield Osborn archived at Google Books. It had been part of the library of paleontologist William Diller Matthew, who donated it to the University of California.
*If I got that wrong, any book nerds are welcome to correct me.
UPDATE: These are called bookplates, or ex libris. I'm collecting them in a set at Flickr now, whenever I find them. I'm taking submissions, too! Just email them to the address in the sidebar.