Artist/Designer

Edwin Davis French

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Commissioned for

Henry Rogers Winthrop

Signed

Yes

Description

An engraved pictorial bookplate on sepia tinted paper with black ink for Henry Rogers Winthrop. There's a man sitting in the grass reading a book and there's a bunny running across. Framing the image is a calligraphic border that flows into the background with flowers. Above the image is a crest with the mythical creature, Griffin, and a saying in Latin "Spes vincit thronum" (Hope conquers the throne). Bordering the whole bookplate is a border with words in Latin "---haec studia so-lacivm praebent delectant dominon impedivnt foris pernoctant nobiscum peregrinantvr rvsticantur" (these studies provide solice, they delight in the dominion of the obstacle for the night, they are traveling with us).

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

9.5 x 7.5 cm

Bookplate Collection Number

BA486

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

332 KB

Image File Location

S:\Bookplates\French, Edwin Davis\TIF Images\BA486.tif

Repository

Special Collections, Copley Library, University of San Diego

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