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  • Holly B @hkbabel

    From the John Starr Stewart Ex Libris Collection at the University of Illinois Library : Chimpanzee, holding in one foot a caliper, sits on a pile of books contemplating a human skull;. On one book spine: 'Darwin'; on an open book: 'Eritis sicut deus' (You will be as a god)

  • Kriss P

    The Bookplate Collection: Second Half - 50 Watts "Chimpanzee, holding in one foot a caliper, sits on a pile of books contemplating a human skull;. On one book spine: 'Darwin'; on an open book: 'Eritis sicut deus' (You will be as a god)"

  • Don Malot

    'Evolution?', Darwinistic Monkey contemplating evolution. Book cover illustration.

  • K Brackett

    EX LIBRIS Francis W. Walker. CHIMP contemplates a human skull sitting atop a pile of books. Book Title: 'Darwin.' Open book text: 'Eritis sicut deus' (You will be as a god)" ... from the John Starr Stewart Ex Libris Collection, University of Illinois Library. ... The skull is a common VANITAS symbol as a reminder of the certainty of death... Vanitas means "emptiness" & loosely translated corresponds to the meaninglessness of earthly life & the transient nature of vanity. per wiki.

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