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Bizzell Bible Bookplate

"Ignorance is the curse of God," a quotation from Shakespeare, continues: "Knowledge the wings wherewith we fly unto heaven."

In his bookplate, President Bizzell is pictured gazing down upon a large open Bible. Beneath a star declaring the year of his birth, he wears the robe and mortarboard of academic regalia.

Bizzell Book Plate

In the center President Bizzell holds a 1611 folio edition of the Geneva Bible, according to some reports the first Bible he purchased of the Collection.

President Bizzell's signature appears at the bottom of this copy.