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John Crerar Library
John Crerar Library
OriginatorJohn Crerar Library
EngraverFrench, Edwin Davis, 1851-1906
StyleBook plate
Bookplate TypePictorial
Bookplate FunctionOwnership
Institutional or PersonalInstitutional
Dimensions90x115 mm
Coverage-SpatialChicago (Ill.)
Bookplate Text[on ribbons:] GREAT | IS | THE GIFT | THAT BRINGETH | KNOWLEDGE / [on book:] NON EST MORTVVS QVI SCIENTIAM VIVIFICAVIT | Ptomemaeus / [text:] THE JOHN CRERAR LIBRARY CHICAGO / 1894 / [artist's signature:] E. D. French sc. 1896
DescriptionPortrait of John Crerar, open book with quote from Ptolemy, a small scroll, and other books on a shelf; thistles.
NoteMotto: Non est mortuus qui scientiam vivificavit = He has not died who has given life to knowledge
ReferencePratt 258 (sc00799)
RightsRare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; For more information, please contact the Rare Book and Manuscript Library:
CollectionJohn Starr Stewart Ex Libris Collection
Local Identifierexlibris0840.jp2
Repository/Holding LibraryUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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