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[Bookplate for Drysdale’s Lending Library by W. Drysdale & Co.]
[Bookplate for Drysdale’s Lending Library by W. Drysdale & Co.]
Title[Bookplate for Drysdale's Lending Library by W. Drysdale & Co.]
CreatorW. Drysdale & Co.
Date Created[between 1860 and 1900?]
Sort Date1900
DescriptionBlack ink on cream paper. An ornate border surrounds text printed in multiple fonts. The book number is left blank.
Extent1 bookplate : relief printing ; 8.5 x 11 cm
SubjectBooks ; Libraries
Subject - GeographicMontréal (Québec)
Personal NamesDrysdale's Lending Library
TypeStill Image
NotesThis book plate belongs to William Drysdale of W. Drysdale & Co. The Drysdale book store was located in Montreal on 323 James St. There was also a branch post, which included a lending library, at 1423 St. Catherine St., referenced in this book plate. Drysdale sold theological, classical, and other literary books as well as university and college text books, such as science and medical, in stores and also catalogue orders through the post. All such information was advertised, including in the McGill University Gazette.
1) McGill University Gazette, Vol. 09, No. 12: March 31, 1886. Accessed Dec. 7, 2015:
2) Murray's Illustrated Guide to Montreal (1891 edition). Montreal: N. Murray. Accessed Dec. 7, 2015:
3) McGill University Gazette, Vol. 9, No. 10: March 3, 1886. Accessed Dec 7, 2015:
4) "W. Drysdale, publisher." Open Library. Accessed December 7, 2015:
Access IdentifierBP MUR CAN I_D7973
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_CAN_I_D7973
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. Thomas Murray Bookplates Collection. Morley Binder. BP MUR CAN I_D7973
Date Available2016
Publisher - DigitalVancouver : University of British Columbia Library
RightsImages provided for research and reference use only. Permission to publish, copy, or otherwise use these images must be obtained from Rare Books and Special Collections:
TranscriptDRYSDALE'S LENDING LIBRARY, 1423 ST. CATHERINE ST. MONTREAL. No. TERMS: Five Cents per Volume. If kept longer than five days, two cents per day extra. Year subscription, $3.00. Monthly '30c.' ALL SUBSCRIPTIONS PAYABLE IN ADVANCE.
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