Artist/Designer

Edwin Davis French

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Commissioned for

Cercle Francais

Signed

Yes

Description

An engraved pictorial bookplate on sepia tinted paper with black ink for De la Bibliotheque du Cercle Francais de l'Univesite Harvard (From the Circle Library of University of Harvard). In the middle is a crest with three open books on top and CF on the bottom half. The books each have letters "VE. RI. TAS" in Latin that spells out "truth". The background on the bottom are books and the top are leaves. There's a white border and then another border with intricate details. It's floral with banners incorporated. There's a circle with leaves, like a wreath, with the initials JHH.

Condition

Affixed on card stock

Bookplate Function

Ownership

Object Type

Bookplate

Bookplate Type

Pictorial

Language

French

Date or Era

c. 19th-20th Century

Object Size

10.2 x 7.7 cm

Bookplate Collection Number

BA494

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

383 KB

Image File Location

S:\Bookplates\French, Edwin Davis\TIF Images\BA494.tif

Repository

Special Collections, Copley Library, University of San Diego

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