Edwin Davis French
An engraved pictorial bookplate on sepia tinted paper with black ink. There looks to be a family crest that's subtle because of the calligraphic border that continues into the background. There are banners and two of them collectively say in latin "Esto Qvod Esse Videris" which translates to "be what you seem to be". The bottom of the bookplate is a mask, a harp, books, and leaves with a three banners collectively saying "Ex libris Beverly Chew", ex libris is used to identify the owner of the bookplate.
Affixed on card stock
Date or Era
c. 19th-20th Century
9.7 x 7.5 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\BA449.tif
Special Collections, Copley Library, University of San Diego
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Digital USD Citation
"Bookplate of three Griffin heads and a old barrel wheel in the center, surrounded by books, a mask, a harp, leaves and calligraphy borders" (2024). Bookplates by Edwin Davis French. Image 19.