Artist/Designer

Arthur Nelson MacDonald

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Commissioned for

Walter Merriam Pratt

Signed

Yes

Description

A pictorial bookplate on sepia tinted paper with black ink for Walter Merriam Pratt. The center picture is of a room that has a desk, bookshelves filled with books, a couch, and a chair. The banner on the top of the picture says in Latin "Omnia Possibilia Volenti" translating to "All Possible to the Willing". On each corner of the picture is a crest. The one on the top left corner is "Chelsea Winnisimmet Settled 1624 A Town 1739 A City 1857" with an image of a man holding a bow with the wilderness in the background. The oen on the top right corner is "General Society of Mayflower Descendants 1620 Plymouth 1897" with an image of a ship at sea. The one on the bottom left corner is "Society of Colonial Wars of Massacivetts" with an image of a man holding a bow and arrow. The one on the bottom right corner is "National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution Organized April 30 1889" with an image of a soldier and writing that says "Massachusetts Society Organized April 1889". In the background above the center image is a lion and down the sides is a pattern that includes an image. On the right is a jar with the year 1752. On the left is an artist measuring tool with the year 1638.

Condition

Affixed on card stock

Bookplate Function

Ownership

Object Type

Bookplate

Bookplate Type

Pictorial

Language

English

Date or Era

c. 20th Century

Object Size

13 x 9 cm

Bookplate Collection Number

BA733

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

2023-05-03

Image Format

image/jpeg

Image File Size

540 KB

Image File Location

S:\Bookplates\MacDonald, Arthur Nelson\TIF Images\BA733.tif

Repository

Special Collections, Copley Library, University of San Diego

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