Artist/Designer

Edwin Davis French

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Commissioned for

Charles B. Foote

Signed

yes

Description

An engraved pictorial bookplate on sepia tinted paper with black ink. There's an image of a man's face framed to look like a coin, the name "Nathaniel H..." but the last name gets covered by leaves. There are books and a candlelight beside the image. A passage is below the books and objects, it says "'Still am I bufy bookes assembling, For to have plentie it is a pleasant thing' Barelay's "Ship of Fooles" 1509" On top of the bookplate are three banners collectively saying "Ex Libris Charles B. Foote" over some calligraphic leaves.

Condition

Affixed on card stock

Bookplate Function

Ownership

Object Type

Bookplate

Bookplate Type

Pictorial

Language

Latin and English

Date or Era

c. 19th-20th Century

Object Size

8.8 x 7 cm

Bookplate Collection Number

BA455

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

2023-03-27

Image Format

image/jpeg

Image File Size

325 KB

Image File Location

S:\Bookplates\French, Edwin Davis\TIF Images\BA455.tif

Repository

Special Collections, Copley Library, University of San Diego

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