Ex Libris Necktie - translated to "From the Library of." A sixteenth century book imprint with skull, hourglass and intertwined snakes. Bookplates became common in 13th century Europe and typically bore a name, motto, device, coat-of-arms, crest, badge, or any design that signifies ownership of the book. Silver on black in silk, or Black on burgundy on microfiber. Hand printed in Detroit.