Edwin Davis French
An engraved pictorial bookplate on sepia tinted paper with blue ink. There's a view of a castle on a hilltop by the water. This image is framed with a calligraphic border. Above the image is the mythical creature, perhaps a griffin. There are four banners that collectively say in Welsh "Y Ddraig Goch A Ddyry Gychwyn", which tranlates to "The red dragon will initiate". Below the castle image is another image of a woman hammering paper and a little boy next to her sitting at a desk. Around this image are books with different titles on the spines. The bookplate says "Ex Libris Henry Blackwell", ex libris is used to identify the owner of the bookplate.
Affixed on card stock
Welsh and Latin
Date or Era
c. 19th-20th Century
9.2 x 6.5 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\BA444.tif
Special Collections, Copley Library, University of San Diego
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Digital USD Citation
"Bookplate of a side birds eye view of houses and a castle on a hill next to a body of water and a woman working with a child next to her" (2024). Bookplates by Edwin Davis French. Image 14.