Artist/Designer

Edwin Davis French

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Commissioned for

John Gerard Heckscher

Signed

Yes

Description

An engraved pictorial bookplate on sepia tinted paper with black ink. There's a fish flying out of the water with a fisher's line in it's mouth. Below the fish is an open book next to a couple other books. Above the fish in the middle there are two hands shaking with a banner wrapped around in German saying "Pflichtgefuhl und Ihatkraft" which translates to "sense of duty and drive". The bookplate says "Ex Libris John Gerard Heckscher", 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

German and Latin

Date or Era

c. 19th-20th Century

Object Size

7.8 x 5.3 cm

Bookplate Collection Number

BA463

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

261 KB

Image File Location

S:\Bookplates\French, Edwin Davis\TIF Images\BA463.tif

Repository

Special Collections, Copley Library, University of San Diego

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