Artist/Designer

Edwin Davis French

Preview

image preview

Commissioned for

A. C. Bernheim

Signed

Yes

Description

An engraved pictorial bookplate on sepia tinted paper with black ink. The image is the front view of three houses side by side. Bordering the image is a calligraphic border and books below. On the bottom right of the house image is a banner in Latin that says "stadt huys 1640", which translates too "city house". The border also has scales in the detailing. On top is a crest with windmill blades, two barrels, and squirrels. There is one open book with the words "The Laws and Acts...New York" on the right page. The rest of the books are closed and leaning on eachother. The spines have different names. The bookplate says "Ex Libris AC Bernheim", ex libris is used to identify the owner of the bookplate.

Condition

Affixed on card stock

Bookplate Function

Ownership

Object Type

Bookplate

Bookplate Type

Pictorial

Language

Latin

Date or Era

c. 19th-20th Century

Object Size

10 x 8 cm

Bookplate Collection Number

BA440

Subject

Bookplate designers

Subject

Bookplates--Specimens

Subject

Books—Owners’ marks

Part of

Bookplate Collection of Christine Price

Donor

Christine Price

Digital Publisher

Copley Library, University of San Diego

Date Digitized

2023-03-22

Image Format

image/jpeg

Image File Size

294 KB

Image File Location

S:\Bookplates\French, Edwin Davis\TIF Images\BA440.tif

Repository

Special Collections, Copley Library, University of San Diego

Share

COinS