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Dreka, Louis
Delta Kappa Epsilon
Description States, "Kerophen Philoi Aei" ["Friends from the Heart Forever" in Greek characters, features the Delta Kappa Epsilon (DKE) coat of arms. Signed at bottom, "Dreka.Phila.," indicating Louis Dreka of Philadelphia.
Format 1 print : b&w, 14 x 12 cm.
Language English, Greek
Artist Dreka, Louis
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F.
War Service Library
Description States, "War Service Library - Books are provided by the people of the United States through the American Library Association for the use of the soldiers and sailors;" depicts an armed soldier holding a stack of books. Signed in lower left, "F."
Format 1 print : col.
Language English
Artist F.
1894
French, Edwin Davis, 1851-19 …
The Grolier Club
Description States, "The Grolier Club. | Founded 1884 | New York;" features five central images depicting steps in the bookmaking process, including papermaking, hand-press printing, and binding, the ornamental border includes the crest of the Grolier Club, and a coin bearing the portrait and name of Nathaniel Hawthorne. Signed in lower right, "E D French sc. 1894."
Format 1 print : b&w, 21 x 16 cm.
Language English
Artist French, Edwin Davis, 1851-1906
1910
Taylor, Margaret Livingston
Description States, "Margaret Livingston-Taylor | The Locusts | 1910;" written underneath, in pencil, "Mary E. Ruth-Merrill;" features a bookshelf with books and a lantern. Unsigned.
Format 1 print : b&w, 16 x 24 cm.
Language English
1908
Fisher, William Edgar, b. 18 …
McLanahan, Caroline Duer, Mc …
Esse et videri, Virtute Acqu …
Description States, " George Xavier McLanahan | Caroline Duer McLanahan;" features a man, woman, and child playing pipes, includes two coats of arms, with the mottos, "Virtute Acquiritur Honos," and "Esse Et Videri." Signed in lower right, "William Edgar Fisher 1908." Written underneath in pencil, "William Edgar Fisher" and "42/128."
Format 1 print : col., 27 x 20 cm.
Language Latin
Artist Fisher, William Edgar, b. 1872
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Cheney, Sheldon
Description States, "From the Art Library of Sheldon Cheney;" depicts a landscape with a tree, body of water, and a hand-tinted sunset or sunrise. Unsigned.
Format 1 print : hand col., 6 x 7 cm.
Language English
1920
Smith, Ismael, 1886-1972
Cohn, Maimie
Description States, " Maimie Cohn;" depicts a woman next to a rose bush. Signed in lower right, "Senor Ismael Smith | 1920."
Format 1 print : black on green paper, 16 x 13 cm.
Language Latin
Artist Smith, Ismael, 1886-1972
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Anderson, A.
Columbia College Library
In lumine ruo videbimus lume …
Description Features the emblem of "Columbia College Library, New-York. Depicts a woman seated with an open book in her hand and three children surrounding her. States, "In lumine ruo videbimus lumen." Signed at bottom right "Anderson Sculp."
Format 1 print : col., 9 x 8 cm.
Language Latin, English
Artist Anderson, A.
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Avery Architectural Library
Description States, "Library of Columbia University. Avery Architectural Library. In memory of Henry Ogden Avery Architect. Born Thirty-First January M DCCC L II died Thirtieth April M DCCC LXXX. His parents Samuel P. Avery and Mary Ogden Avery have founded this reference library of architecture and decorative art;" depicts an arch with two corintheum columns. Unsigned.
Format 1 print : col., 14 x 10 cm.
Language English
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Hollyer, Samuel, 1826-1919
Davies, J. Clarence
If you neglect me you lose m …
Description States, " J. Clarence Davies," with the motto "If you neglect me you lose me;" features a landscape with a river, boats, bridges, men, a house or other building, and a horse-drawn carriage, also depicts a birdcage hanging from the upper border. Signed in lower left, "Hollyer."
Format 1 print : b&w, 11 x 9 cm.
Language English, Latin
Artist Hollyer, Samuel, 1826-1919
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Avery Architectural Library
Description States, "Library of Columbia University. Avery Architectural Library. In memory of Henry Ogden Avery Architect. Born Thirty-First January M DCCC L II died Thirtieth April M DCCC LXXX. His parents Samuel P. Avery and Mary Ogden Avery have founded this reference library of architecture and decorative art;" depicts an arch with two corintheum columns. Unsigned.
Format 1 print : col., 14 x 10 cm.
Language English
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Maynard, G.W.
MCM
Centruriae
Description States, "Ex Libris Centriae MCM" depicts a goddess on a pedestal and surrounded by two columns. Signed at bottom "G.W. Maynard, Del J.D. Smillie, Sculp."
Format 1 print : col., 13 x 8 cm.
Artist Maynard, G.W.
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Columbia College Library
In lumine ruo videbimus lume …
Description States, "Columbia College Library Ex Dono Amici Litterarum;" features the emblem of "Columbia College Library, New-York. Depicts a woman seated with an open book in her hand and three children surrounding her. States, "In lumine ruo videbimus lumen." Unsigned.
Format 1 print : col., 10 x 8 cm.
Language English, Latin
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Columbia College Library
In lumine ruo videbimus lume …
Description States, "Columbia College in the City of New York. Library. Newberry Library of Geology. Given by the heirs of Prof. John S. Newberry;" features the emblem of "Columbia College Library, New-York. Depicts a woman seated with an open book in her hand and three children surrounding her. States, "In lumine ruo videbimus lumen." Unsigned.
Format 1 print : col., 10 x 8 cm.
Language English, Latin
1894
Columbia College Library
In lumine ruo videbimus lume …
Description States, "Columbia College in the City of New York. Library. Special Fund 1894 Given anonymously;" features the emblem of "Columbia College Library, New-York. Depicts a woman seated with an open book in her hand and three children surrounding her. States, "In lumine ruo videbimus lumen." Unsigned.
Format 1 print : col., 10 x 8 cm.
Language English, Latin
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Columbia College Library
In lumine ruo videbimus lume …
Description States, "Columbia College Library Given by Gen. J. Watts de Peyster, LL.D.;" features the emblem of "Columbia College Library, New-York. Depicts a woman seated with an open book in her hand and three children surrounding her. States, "In lumine ruo videbimus lumen." Unsigned.
Format 1 print : col., 10 x 8 cm.
Language English, Latin
1905
Spenceley, J. Winfred (Josep …
Dixson, Zella Allen
Description States, " Zella Allen Dixson;" depicts a sketched landscape with a pond or lake. Signed at bottom, "J.W. Spenceley | Boston 1905."
Format 1 print : b&w, 9 x 10 cm.
Language English, Latin
Artist Spenceley, J. Winfred (Joseph Winfred), 1865-1908
1895
Columbia College Library
In lumine ruo videbimus lume …
Description States, "Columbia University in the City of New York Library Bought From the Henry Drisler Classical Fund 1895;" features the emblem of "Columbia College Library, New-York. Depicts a woman seated with an open book in her hand and three children surrounding her. States, "In lumine ruo videbimus lumen." Unsigned.
Format 1 print : col., 11 x 8 cm.
Language English, Latin
1903
Spenceley, J. Winfred (Josep …
Wisteria Cottage Press
Description States, "Wisteria Cottage Press - Copyright, Zella Allen Dixson, 1903;" depicts a cottage house with a picket fence. Signed in lower left, "J.W.S. 1903."
Format 1 print : b&w, 5 x 5 cm.
Language English
Artist Spenceley, J. Winfred (Joseph Winfred), 1865-1908
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Columbia College Library
In lumine ruo videbimus lume …
Description States, "Columbia University in the City of New York Library;" features the emblem of "Columbia College Library, New-York. Depicts a woman seated with an open book in her hand and three children surrounding her. States, "In lumine ruo videbimus lumen." Unsigned.
Format 1 print : col., 10 x 8 cm.
Language English, Latin
1907
Spenceley, J. Winfred (Josep …
Downey, Mary E.
Description The bookplate of Mary Elizabeth Downey, librarian. States, " Mary E. Downey;" features an Egyptian landscape with the Sphynx and distant pyramids. Signed at bottom, "J.W. Spenceley 1907."
Format 1 print : b&w, 9 x 11 cm.
Language Latin
Artist Spenceley, J. Winfred (Joseph Winfred), 1865-1908
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Columbia College Library
In lumine ruo videbimus lume …
Description States, "Columbia University in the City of New York Library;" features the emblem of "Columbia College Library, New-York. Depicts a woman seated with an open book in her hand and three children surrounding her. States, "In lumine ruo videbimus lumen." Unsigned.
Format 1 print : col., 10 x 8 cm.
Language English, Latin
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Columbia College Library
In lumine ruo videbimus lume …
Description States, "Columbia University in the City of New York Library;" features the emblem of "Columbia College Library, New-York. Depicts a woman seated with an open book in her hand and three children surrounding her. States, "In lumine ruo videbimus lumen." Unsigned.
Format 1 print : col., 10 x 8 cm.
Language English, Latin
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Columbia College Library
In lumine ruo videbimus lume …
Description States, "Columbia University in the City of New York Library School of Journalism;" features the emblem of "Columbia College Library, New-York. Depicts a woman seated with an open book in her hand and three children surrounding her. States, "In lumine ruo videbimus lumen." Unsigned.
Format 1 print : col., 10 x 8 cm.
Language English, Latin
1896
Garrett, Edmund Henry, 1853- …
French, Frederick W.
Description States, "Frederick W. French;" features a coat of arms, two cherubs, books, and theater masks. Signed at right, "EHG | MD CCC XCVi."
Format 1 drawing : col., 11 x 8 cm.
Artist Garrett, Edmund Henry, 1853-1929
1889
Hollyer, Samuel, 1826-1919
Gladstone, William Ewart
Fide et virtute
Description States, "William Ewart Gladstone - Northbourne d:d: 23 July 1839 - 23 July 1889," with the motto, "Fide et virtute;" features a coat of arms, a gryphon holding a sword, falcons, and an owl. Gladstone, a British political reformer and rival of Disraeli, was Prime Minister in England four times. Signed at bottom, "S. Hollyer," with "T.E.H. 1889" in lower left and right. Written underneath, in pencil, "S Hollyer."
Format 1 print : b&w, 18 x 13 cm.
Language Latin
Artist Hollyer, Samuel, 1826-1919
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Public Library of Covington …
Consilio et labore
Description States, "The Public Library of Covington Kentucky" with motto "Consilio et labore;" depicts an man holding a piece of paper while seated and another man kneels and bend to observe. Unsigned.
Format 1 print : col., 7 x 7 cm.
Language Latin
1896
French, Edwin Davis, 1851-19 …
John Crerar Library, The
Great is that bringeth the g …
Description States, "The John Crerar Library. Chicago 1894" with motto "Great is that bringeth the gift knowledge;" features a portrait of John Crerar and a bookshelf. Signed at bottom "E.D. French 1896."
Format 1 print : col., 12 x 9 cm.
Language English, Latin
Artist French, Edwin Davis, 1851-1906
1897
French, Edwin Davis, 1851-19 …
John Crerar Library, The
Great is that bringeth the g …
Description States, "The John Crerar Library. Chicago 1894 Presented by..." with motto "Great is that bringeth the gift knowledge;" features a portrait of John Crerar and a bookshelf. Signed at bottom "E.D. French 1896."
Format 1 print : col., 12 x 9 cm.
Language English, Latin
Artist French, Edwin Davis, 1851-1906
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U.S.S. Brazos
Description States, "Crew's Library. U.S.S. Brazos 4-1276;" features the U.S. Naval Seal with an American bald eagle rising tand holding an anchor. The circular border bears the inscription "Department of the Navy" at top, and "Bureau of Navigation" at bottom. Unsigned.
Format 1 print : col., 9 x 12 cm.
Language English
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W
Hubbard, Elbert
Description States, "Elbert Hubbard ;" depicts mirror images of a scholar reading [representation of Fra. Elbertus, the pseudonym used by Elbert Hubbard]. Signed at top, "W."
Format 1 print : b&w, 14 x 11 cm.
Language Latin
Artist W
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Hons. Sho.Brd
Cutler, Peter Young
Constantia et labore
Description States, "Peter Young Cutler" with motto "Constantia et labore;" features a shield with three demi-dogs, a helmet, a crest with a mural coronet and a demi-dog with a branch. Signed at bottom right "Hons. Sho.Brd N.Y."
Format 1 print : col., 10 x 7 cm.
Language Latin
Artist Hons. Sho.Brd
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De Milt Library
Description States, "De Milt Library, Consisting of 186 Vols. Bequeathed by the late Benjamin de Milt, to the Gneral Society of Mechanic and Tradesmen, And arranged in the New York Apprentices' Library No. 20072. Books may be retained two weeks, but no longer, unless renewed." Depicts an arm holding a hammer and surrounded by garland. Unsigned.
Format 1 print : col., 5 x 8 cm.
Language English
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Garrett, Edmund Henry, 1853- …
Public Library Derby
Description States, "Public Library Derby Connecticut. Class. Number. Date;" features a border made of garland and an open book. Signed at bottom "Edmund H. Harrett OP 50 MCM II."
Format 1 print : col., 11 x 8 cm.
Language English
Artist Garrett, Edmund Henry, 1853-1929
Booth, Franklin, 1874-1948
Nicholson, Meredith
Description States, "Meredith Nicholson;" depicts a sailing ship on the ocean. Signed at bottom, "Franklin Booth."
Format 1 print : b&w, 11 x 8 cm.
Artist Booth, Franklin, 1874-1948
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Public Library
Description States, "Public Library District of Columbia;" depicts a man, child, and woman with a shield under an arch. Unsigned.
Format 1 print : col., 11 x 7 cm.
Language English
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Drexel Institute of Art, Sci …
Description States, "Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry Library. Class…Book…Accession…" Unsigned.
Format 1 print : col., 10 x 9 cm.
Language English
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Eells, James
Description States, "The Private Library of James Eells. Englewood, New Jersey;" features a cross in each corner of the border. Unsigned.
Format 1 print : col., 6 x 9 cm.
Language English
1901
Bird, Elisha Brown
Truesdell, Winfred Porter
Description States, " Winfred Porter Truesdell;" features a scholar at a desk. Signed in lower right, "Bird. 1901."
Format 1 print : hand col., 13 x 10 cm.
Language Latin
Artist Bird, Elisha Brown
1905
Spenceley, J. Winfred (Josep …
Forbes, Susan E.P.
Description States, "Susan E.P. Forbes;" features a shield with three eagles rising and two chevrons of trefoils. Various emblems and garland surrounded the shield. Signed at bottom "J.W. Spenceley. Boston. 1905."
Format 1 print : col., 10 x 8 cm.
Artist Spenceley, J. Winfred (Joseph Winfred), 1865-1908
1903
Hopson, William Fowler, 1849 …
Beardsley, William A.
Description States, "William A. Beardsley - His Book - 1903;" features an open window through which is visible a landscape with a manor or other building, also depicts a bear, vase with flowers, and books. Signed in lower right, "W. F. Hopson."
Format 1 print : b&w, 12 x 8 cm.
Language English
Artist Hopson, William Fowler, 1849-1935
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Franklin Institute Library
Description States, "Franklin Institute Library. Syracuse, N.Y. No. 1353;" depicts a stack of books with the "Holy Bible" and "Ledger" included. Unsigned.
Format 1 print : col., 9 x 8 cm.
Language English
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Description States, "Her Book," with a blank space for the owner's name, features a woman, possibly a version of Columbia or Lady Freedom, clothed in American stars and stripes and liberty cap, holding a sprig, possibly of an olive branch, includes an open book, the United States shield, and a pine possibly symbolizing the liberty tree. Unsigned.
Format 1 print : col., 11 x 9 cm.
Language English
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Columbia College Library
In lumine ruo videbimus lume …
Description States, "Columbia College Library. Bequest of Charles M. Da Costa, Class of 1855. Trustee of Columbia College, 1886-1890;" features the emblem of "Columbia College Library, New-York. Depicts a woman seated with an open book in her hand and three children surrounding her. States, "In lumine ruo videbimus lumen." Unsigned.
Format 1 print : col., 10 x 8 cm.
Language English, Latin
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Columbia College Library
In lumine ruo videbimus lume …
Description States, "Columbia College in the City of New York Library Given by;" features the emblem of "Columbia College Library, New-York. Depicts a woman seated with an open book in her hand and three children surrounding her. States, "In lumine ruo videbimus lumen." Unsigned.
Format 1 print : col., 10 x 8 cm.
Language English, Latin
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Columbia College Library
In lumine ruo videbimus lume …
Description States, "Columbia College in the City of New York. Library. Loubat Prize;" features the emblem of "Columbia College Library, New-York. Depicts a woman seated with an open book in her hand and three children surrounding her. States, "In lumine ruo videbimus lumen." Unsigned.
Format 1 print : col., 10 x 8 cm.
Language English, Latin
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Columbia College Library
In lumine ruo videbimus lume …
Description States, "Columbia College Library. Given by Samuel D. Babcock;" features the emblem of "Columbia College Library, New-York. Depicts a woman seated with an open book in her hand and three children surrounding her. States, "In lumine ruo videbimus lumen." Unsigned.
Format 1 print : col., 10 x 8 cm.
Language English, Latin
1896
Columbia College Library
In lumine ruo videbimus lume …
Description States, "Columbia University in the City of New York. Library. Special Fund 1896 Given anonymously;" features the emblem of "Columbia College Library, New-York. Depicts a woman seated with an open book in her hand and three children surrounding her. States, "In lumine ruo videbimus lumen." Unsigned.
Format 1 print : col., 10 x 8 cm.
Language English, Latin
1910
Hopson, William Fowler, 1849 …
Hall, Gilbert Edgerton
Tongues in trees, books in t …
Description States, "Ex Libris 1910 Gilbert Edgerton Hall" with motto "Tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything;" depicts a man reading a book while seated in a chair in a forest with a stream and a silhouetted church in the background. Also, features a bookshelf. Signed at bottom "W.F. Hopson."
Format 1 print : b&w, 12 x 9 cm.
Language English
Artist Hopson, William Fowler, 1849-1935
1897
WMS
Young Men's Christian Associ …
Description States, "From the Library of the Young Men's Christian Association of Hartford Connecticut, Bequest of Charles M. Pond Esqr.;" depicts the silhouette of a cityscape. Signed at bottom right "WMS 1897."
Format 1 print : b&w, 5 x 7 cm.
Artist WMS
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