Edwin Davis French
Edward Hale Bierstadt
An engraved pictorial bookplate on sepia tinted paper with black ink. The bookplate says "Ex Libris Edward Hale Bierstadt" with an angel's head above. There's a man wearing a toga, playing an instrument. He's in the woods, next to him are books, two drama masks, and two banners in Latin that say "NVNC MIHI" and "MOX ALLIS" which translates to "I'll be here soon". The books include titles by Waller and Donne.
Affixed on card stock
Date or Era
c. 19th-20th Century
9 x 7 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\BA435.tif
Special Collections, Copley Library, University of San Diego
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Digital USD Citation
"Bookplate of naked man playing instrument in the forest with a sheep by his foot" (2024). Bookplates by Edwin Davis French. Image 5.