Artist/Designer

Edwin Davis French

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Commissioned for

Marshall Clifford Lefferts

Signed

Yes

Description

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.

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

8 x 6.3 cm

Bookplate Collection Number

BA467

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

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Image File Size

271 KB

Image File Location

S:\Bookplates\French, Edwin Davis\TIF Images\BA467.tif

Repository

Special Collections, Copley Library, University of San Diego

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