Artist/Designer

Edwin Davis French

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Commissioned for

W.K. Bixby

Signed

No

Description

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.

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

11.5 x 7.5 cm

Bookplate Collection Number

BA443

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

433 KB

Image File Location

S:\Bookplates\French, Edwin Davis\TIF Images\BA443.tif

Repository

Special Collections, Copley Library, University of San Diego

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