Artist/Designer

Edwin Davis French

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Commissioned for

The John Crerar Library

Signed

Yes

Description

An engraved pictorial bookplate on sepia tinted paper with black ink for the John Crear Library in Chicago dated 1894. There's a portrait of a man in the middle. Under him is an open book and other books besides it. The background is foliage and a banner that collectively says "Great is the gift that bringeth knowledge".

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

10.3 x 8.5 cm

Bookplate Collection Number

BA496

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

436 KB

Image File Location

S:\Bookplates\French, Edwin Davis\TIF Images\BA496.tif

Repository

Special Collections, Copley Library, University of San Diego

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