Seller ID: 54008
A printed bookplate, 3X4 inches, illustration printed in red and text in black. The illustration, with 'Margaret Atwood' printed beneath, is of a peacock with a human female torso, topless. Lettering is, above: EX LIBRIS and below: Ars Longa, Vita Brevis. Condition is fine. We have several copies available. The Latin epigram, translated by Seneca from a phrase by Hippocrates, means: Life is Short, Art is Forever. The Art referred to by Hippocrates was that of medicine. The quote is often misattributed to Horace. It is used in Atwood's novel ORYX AND CRAKE, with which this bookplate is surely somehow associated; perhaps a promotional item?