Artist/Designer

Edwin Davis French

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Commissioned for

William Henry and Katharine French Burnham

Signed

Yes

Description

An engraved pictorial bookplate on sepia tinted paper with black ink. There's a house windmill next to the water and houses. Framing the image is a column structure with oranges blooming on the top. There are palm trees that come out of the image and above the bookshelf. The bookshelf has a crest in the middle. This is a family crest and the banner beneath it is in latin "Ne Tentes Aut Perfice" which translates to "do not try of finish". The names on the bookplate are "William Henry and Katharine French Burnham"

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

10.3 x 7.3 cm

Bookplate Collection Number

BA446

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

379 KB

Image File Location

S:\Bookplates\French, Edwin Davis\TIF Images\BA446.tif

Repository

Special Collections, Copley Library, University of San Diego

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