Edwin Davis French
The John Crerar Library
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". On the very bottom of the template it says "The estate of Robert Forsyth".
Affixed on card stock
Date or Era
c. 19th-20th Century
11.4 x 8.5 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\BA497.tif
Special Collections, Copley Library, University of San Diego
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Digital USD Citation
"Bookplate of a man's portrait framed and surrounded by foliage, calligraphic patterns, and books (inscribed for Forsyth)" (2024). Bookplates by Edwin Davis French. Image 67.