Artist/Designer

Hopson, William Fowler

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Commissioned for

Frederick Willis Davis

Signed

Yes

Description

A pictorial bookplate light sepia tinted paper for Frederick Willis Davis. This bookplate is an open book with an image on the left page and words on the right page. On the left is a statue of a man and is captioned "Here once the embattled farmers stood, and fired the shot heards round the world" There is a wreath floating above the statue's head with lights of beam drawn. On both the right and left side are tall candles with banners wrapped around them listing the names "Emerson Longfellow Whittier Alcott Holmes Hawthorne Lowell Thoreau". On the bottom it says "Old books Old prints Old friends". The right page says "'A good book is the precious life blood of a master spirit'" and a crest and more information, Brooklyn, N.Y. 1907.

Condition

Affixed on card stock

Bookplate Function

Ownership

Object Type

Bookplate

Bookplate Type

Pictorial

Language

English

Date or Era

c. 20th Century

Object Size

11.5 x 10.5 cm

Bookplate Collection Number

BA585

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

2023-05-22

Image Format

image/jpeg

Image File Size

479 KB

Image File Location

S:\Bookplates\Hopson, William Fowler\TIF Images\BA585.tif

Repository

Special Collections, Copley Library, University of San Diego

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