Artist/Designer

Edwin Davis French

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Commissioned for

Beverly Chew

Signed

Yes

Description

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.

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

9.7 x 7.5 cm

Bookplate Collection Number

BA449

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

283 KB

Image File Location

S:\Bookplates\French, Edwin Davis\TIF Images\BA449.tif

Repository

Special Collections, Copley Library, University of San Diego

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