Look at this old bookplate!
February 21, 2014 1:29 PM Subscribe
What language is this? What does it say?
posted by steef to Writing & Language (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
In the bottom scroll on this bookplate (picture on Flickr
) of the bible scholar, David Durrell
(1728-1775), there is an inscription (not the printed Latin motto) in what looks like a right-to-left script. What is the language and what does the inscription say? (I've been asked to help with this for the book's description in the library's catalog.)
The inscription appears
to have been penned onto the bookplate, and is not part of the etching. The bookplate is in a copy of Upton's Dionysius
(1728), if that's relevant.