Edwin Davis French
Marshall Clifford Lefferts
An engraved armorial bookplate on sepia tinted paper with black ink. There's a crest split into one side being the stripes from the American flag and the other half is a deer's head. The crest shape is subtle because it's surrounded by calligraphic leaves. There's a knight's helmet on top of the crest and a deer's head on top of the helmet. There are three banners that collectively says in latin "Nvlla Vestigia Retrorsvm" which translates to "no trace back". There's an open book with a big calligraphic "L" on the right page. There is a harp next to the book and two theater masks beside the harp. The banners on the bottom collectively say "Ex libris Marshall Clifford Lefferts", ex libris is used to identify the owner of the bookplate.
Affixed on card stock
Date or Era
c. 19th-20th Century
8 x 6.3 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\BA467.tif
Special Collections, Copley Library, University of San Diego
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Digital USD Citation
"Bookplate of a crest surrounded by calligraphic patterns, a book, arrows, and instruments" (2024). Bookplates by Edwin Davis French. Image 37.