Edwin Davis French
An engraved pictorial bookplate on sepia tinted paper with black ink. There's an octopus with arms raised, surrounding it calligraphic lines in a way to where they look water. The octopus is surrounded by books that make it look like they're in a tornado. The bookplate says "Ex Libris W.K. Bixby", ex libris is used to identify the owner of the bookplate.
Affixed on card stock
Date or Era
c. 19th-20th Century
11.5 x 7.5 cm
Bookplate Collection Number
Bookplate Collection of Christine Price
Copley Library, University of San Diego
Image File Size
Image File Location
S:\Bookplates\French, Edwin Davis\TIF Images\BA443.tif
Special Collections, Copley Library, University of San Diego
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Digital USD Citation
"Bookplate of an octopus surrounded by books in a simple calligraphy border pattern" (2024). Bookplates by Edwin Davis French. Image 13.