Bird, Elisha Brown
Barron G. Collier
An engraved pictorial bookplate on sepia paper with black ink for Barron G. Collier, a capitalist in New York. There's a man flying high above Earth on wings fashioned from a book, while reading another book. There are also a stack of books he's holding in his arm and one is falling. His wings are the pages of a book. At the bottom of the image is a passage, "My books, they take me everywhere, the North, the South, the East, the West: Fiction, Poetry, -all the rest in Romance Land with history old. Books open wide vast worlds untold." The image has a floral calligraphic frame.
Affixed on card stock
Date or Era
c. 20th Century
5.5 x 3.25 in.
Bookplate Collection Number
Bookplate Collection of Christine Price
Copley Library, University of San Diego
Image File Size
Image File Location
S:\Bookplates\Bird, Elisha Brown\TIF Images\BA042.tif
Special Collections, Copley Library, University of San Diego
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Digital USD Citation
"Bookplate of a man reading a book while flying over Earth with a book as his wings" (2023). Bookplates by Elisha Brown Bird. Image 4.