Edwin Davis French
John Skelton Williams
An engraved armorial bookplate on sepia tinted paper with red ink for John Skelton Williams. There is a crest with four stars, with holes in the middle, in the form of a cross. There's a knight's helmet on top of the crest and a Griffin head sitting on top of the helmet. The crest is surrounded by calligraphic leaf patterns and banners. Collectively the banners say "Nil admirari fari qvae sentiat" in Latin (He should not feel that he should be surprised at all).
Affixed on card stock
Date or Era
c. 19th-20th Century
8.8 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\BA485.tif
Special Collections, Copley Library, University of San Diego
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Digital USD Citation
"Bookplate of a crest with a knight's helmet and a Griffin" (2024). Bookplates by Edwin Davis French. Image 55.