Edwin Davis French
Samuel Verplanck Hoffman
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".
Affixed on card stock
Date or Era
c. 19th-20th Century
8 x 6.5 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\BA464.tif
Special Collections, Copley Library, University of San Diego
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Digital USD Citation
"Bookplate of a crest with three trees in it, a rooster, and calligraphy border pattern in the background" (2024). Bookplates by Edwin Davis French. Image 34.