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[Bookplate for Ludger Gravel]
[Bookplate for Ludger Gravel]
Title[Bookplate for Ludger Gravel]
Date Created[between 1926 and 1933]
Sort Date1933
DescriptionPrinted in blue ink, surrounded by a border composed of three wavy lines, the bookplate features a coat of arms. The Jerusalem Cross is borne in red on a gold field in the chief. The lower shield features Hermes and the Caduceus on a red field. It is topped by a closed helm of gold, in profile. A banner is beneath the coat of arms, as well as the owner's name.
Extent1 bookplate : relief printing ; 4 x 6.5 cm
Personal NamesGravel, Ludger
TypeStill Image
NotesLudger Gravel (1864-1933) was a prominent Montreal businessman in oil distribution and automobile parts. He was also known to the public as a generous philanthropist and zealous collector. He was a decorated Canadian citizen, having received medals from the governments of China and France. Gravel was made a Knight of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre in 1926. The bookplate features a coat of arms that draws heavily from the insignia of the Order, including the gold helmet and red Jerusalem Cross.
1) "Ludger Gravel Fonds (P091)." McCord Museum. Accessed April 4, 2016.
2) "Order of the Holy Sepulchre." Wikipedia. Accessed April 4, 2016.
Access IdentifierBP MUR CAN P G7384a
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_CAN_P_G7384a
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 P G7384a
Date Available2016-11-18
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:
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