Artist/Designer

Edwin Davis French

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Commissioned for

Henry Blackwell

Signed

Yes

Description

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.

Condition

Affixed on card stock

Bookplate Function

Ownership

Object Type

Bookplate

Bookplate Type

Pictorial

Language

Welsh and Latin

Date or Era

c. 19th-20th Century

Object Size

9.2 x 6.5 cm

Bookplate Collection Number

BA444

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

278 KB

Image File Location

S:\Bookplates\French, Edwin Davis\TIF Images\BA444.tif

Repository

Special Collections, Copley Library, University of San Diego

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