Artist/Designer

Edwin Davis French

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Commissioned for

John Sanford Barnes

Signed

No

Description

An engraved pictorial bookplate on sepia tinted paper with black ink. There's a forest, valley, and a hill view with a tree that borders the image. Above the image is an arm holding an anchor and surrounded with a calligraphic border. Beneath the nature image are american flags, a calligraphic border that's the shape of a cannon, another anchor, and rope. There's a banner in Latin that says "Cedent Arma Togal" which translates to "Let arms yield to the toga". The name on the bookplate is "John Sanford Barnes".

Condition

Affixed on card stock

Bookplate Function

Ownership

Object Type

Bookplate

Bookplate Type

Pictorial

Language

Latin

Date or Era

c. 19th-20th Century

Object Size

9.2 x 7 cm

Bookplate Collection Number

BA439

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

356 KB

Image File Location

S:\Bookplates\French, Edwin Davis\TIF Images\BA439.tif

Repository

Special Collections, Copley Library, University of San Diego

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