Edwin Davis French
William Henry and Katharine French Burnham
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"
Affixed on card stock
Date or Era
c. 19th-20th Century
10.3 x 7.3 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\BA446.tif
Special Collections, Copley Library, University of San Diego
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Digital USD Citation
"Bookplate of a house windmill, tree canopies, books, and a crest" (2024). Bookplates by Edwin Davis French. Image 16.