Edwin Davis French
The Grolier Club
An engraved pictorial bookplate on sepia tinted paper with black ink for the Grolier Club. The location written is New York and Founded in 1884. There is a window like frame with five different images in each section. The top is a man standing next to a lady who is sitting with a book in hand. They look to be in a classroom. The next picture is a person working on a barrel and a child running by in their home. The third image is people working on books and paper. The fourth image is a man sitting at a desk writing. The last image is of people woodworking. The rest of the bookplate is calligraphic leaves with crests, leaves, banners, and books. The top crest has three stars and three circles vertical. There's a coin with Nathaniel A Hawthorne's portrait.
Affixed on card stock
Date or Era
c. 19th-20th Century
16 x 10 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\BA492.tif
Special Collections, Copley Library, University of San Diego
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Digital USD Citation
"Bookplate of a window with different views of day to day tasks surrounded by calligraphic patterns, foliage and books" (2024). Bookplates by Edwin Davis French. Image 62.