Artist/Designer

Edwin Davis French

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Commissioned for

John Skelton Williams

Signed

Yes

Description

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).

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

8.8 x 6.5 cm

Bookplate Collection Number

BA485

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

2023-03-22

Image Format

image/jpeg

Image File Size

220 KB

Image File Location

S:\Bookplates\French, Edwin Davis\TIF Images\BA485.tif

Repository

Special Collections, Copley Library, University of San Diego

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