Artist/Designer

Edwin Davis French

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Commissioned for

Library of the Harvard Union

Signed

Yes

Description

An engraved pictorial bookplate on sepia tinted paper with black ink for the Library of the Harvard Union. The border has greek style art with images of books, justice scale, calligraphic leaves, and other objects. On top is a crest with three books in the form of a triangle speeling out "Ve. Ri. Tas" in Latin which translates to "truth". There's a banner underneath the crest saying in Latin "Christo Et Ecclesiae" (To Christ and the Church).

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

12.5 x 8.5 cm

Bookplate Collection Number

BA495

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

526 KB

Image File Location

S:\Bookplates\French, Edwin Davis\TIF Images\BA495.tif

Repository

Special Collections, Copley Library, University of San Diego

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