Bird, Elisha Brown
Martin Herbert Eisenhart
An engraved pictorial bookplate on light sepia paper with black ink for Martin Herbert Eisenhart, an alchemist. An older man with a long beard is holding a book in one hand and a magnifying glass in the other. He is looking at the container sitting over a flame on the desk in front of him. Inside the border are calligraphic leaves, books, a Princeton University sigil, golf clubs, organ pipes, and a Massachusetts Institute of Technology crest. Behind him are books on a shelf, and an open window overlooking a pastoral plain with livestock grazing.
Affixed on card stock
Date or Era
c. 20th Century
4.5 x 3 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\BA045.tif
Special Collections, Copley Library, University of San Diego
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Digital USD Citation
"Bookplate of a man with a long beard researching at his desk" (2023). Bookplates by Elisha Brown Bird. Image 7.