Artist/Designer

Edwin Davis French

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Commissioned for

The Grolier Club

Signed

Yes

Description

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.

Condition

Affixed on card stock

Bookplate Function

Ownership

Object Type

Bookplate

Bookplate Type

Pictorial

Language

English

Date or Era

c. 19th-20th Century

Object Size

16 x 10 cm

Bookplate Collection Number

BA492

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

715 KB

Image File Location

S:\Bookplates\French, Edwin Davis\TIF Images\BA492.tif

Repository

Special Collections, Copley Library, University of San Diego

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