Artist/Designer

Edwin Davis French

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Commissioned for

Charles Conover Kalbfleisch

Signed

Yes

Description

An engraved pictorial bookplate on sepia tinted paper with black ink. This is a collage of multiple objects. The center piece is a sword. There are theater masks, books, a spinning globe, arrows, feathers, a harp, a balancing scale, an axe, and a paper roll. The empty space is filled with calligraphic leaf patterns. The banners collectively say "Ex libris Charles Conover Kalbfleisch", 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

9.5 x 7.5 cm

Bookplate Collection Number

BA466

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

302 KB

Image File Location

S:\Bookplates\French, Edwin Davis\TIF Images\BA466.tif

Repository

Special Collections, Copley Library, University of San Diego

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