Artist/Designer

Edwin Davis French

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Commissioned for

Samuel Verplanck Hoffman

Signed

No

Description

An engraved armorial bookplate on sepia tinted paper with black ink. There's a slanted crest with three trees. Surrounding the crest are calligraphic swirl pattern. Resting on the crest is a knight's helmet with a rooster standing on top of the helmet. There's a banner that says "carpe diem" which translates to "seize the day". The name on the bookplate is "Samuel Verplanck Hoffman".

Condition

Affixed on card stock

Bookplate Function

Ownership

Object Type

Bookplate

Bookplate Type

Pictorial

Language

Slovack

Date or Era

c. 19th-20th Century

Object Size

8 x 6.5 cm

Bookplate Collection Number

BA464

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

214 KB

Image File Location

S:\Bookplates\French, Edwin Davis\TIF Images\BA464.tif

Repository

Special Collections, Copley Library, University of San Diego

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