John William Jameson
A pictorial bookplate on light sepia tinted paper with black ink for Fritz Volkmar. "Ex-Libris" is used to show who the book owner is. There is a woman walking down the steps of a Roman style building with columns and she is holding flowers in one hand. She is looking at a centaur, half-man and half-horse mythical creature, who is writing on a piece of paper. There are two scrolls on the floor next to the centaur. In the background there is a body of water and a boat sailing in the water. Above the illustration is a quote in Latin "Morborvm qvoqe te cavsas et signa docebo" which translates to "I will teach you the signs and symptoms of the disease." Below the illustration, on both the right and left side of the name, there is a snake wrapping itself around a pole.
Affixed on card stock
Date or Era
5 x 3.5 in
Bookplate Collection Number
Bookplate Collection of Christine Price
Copley Library, University of San Diego
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Image File Location
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Digital USD Citation
"Bookplate of a centaur writing on paper and a woman holding flowers standing on the stairs" (2024). Bookplates by John William Jameson. Image 43.