Edwin Davis French
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.
Affixed on card stock
Date or Era
c. 19th-20th Century
10.2 x 7.7 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\BA494.tif
Special Collections, Copley Library, University of San Diego
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Digital USD Citation
"Bookplate of a crest framed with different borders, foliage, books, and calligraphic patterns" (2024). Bookplates by Edwin Davis French. Image 64.