Artist/Designer

Edwin Davis French

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Commissioned for

Long Island Historical Society Storrs Memorial Fund

Signed

Yes

Description

An engraved pictorial bookplate on sepia tinted paper with black ink for the Long Island Historical Society Storrs Memorial Fund. There's a picture of a man looking to the right. Framing the portrait are calligraphic leaves, a banner, and books. There's also another image placed in the background of a statue of a woman standing against a podium. Arouund the image of the woman it says "Incorporated April 1863". The banners on top colletively say in Latin "Historia Testis Temporum" (History of the test times).

Condition

Affixed on card stock

Bookplate Function

Ownership

Object Type

Bookplate

Bookplate Type

Pictorial

Language

Latin and English

Date or Era

c. 19th-20th Century

Object Size

10.6 x 7.5 cm

Bookplate Collection Number

BA499

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

483 KB

Image File Location

S:\Bookplates\French, Edwin Davis\TIF Images\BA499.tif

Repository

Special Collections, Copley Library, University of San Diego

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