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[Bookplate for William Greig]
[Bookplate for William Greig]
Title[Bookplate for William Greig]
Date Created[not before 1839?]
Sort Date1839
DescriptionBlack ink on yellow cardstock. The central image is of a tonsured, hooded monk writing at desk covered with open books and papers. The monk sits facing to the left, holds a stylus with his right hand and grasps his chin with his left hand. The image is framed in a thin double-line border with curled corners on the right side. The left side of the border is decorated with an ornate pattern of stylized, scrolled leaves. The text is written above and below the image of the monk in Gothic font.
Extent1 bookplate : relief printing ; 11.3 x 15.2 cm
SubjectPrivate libraries
Subject - GeographicMontréal (Québec)
Personal NamesGreig, William
TypeStill Image
NotesWilliam Greig was a publisher based at Rue Saint Paul, Montreal, QC. Grieg published Newton Bosworth's (d. 1848) Hochelaga Depicta: The Early History and Present State of the City and Island of Montreal, copyrighted Feb. 15, 1839. The monk depicted on the bookplate is of the Franciscan or Dominican monastic order, based on the tonsured hairstyle and style of the belted robe. It is possibly St. Jerome, who is traditionally depicted writing in his study.
Access IdentifierBP MUR CAN P G745
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_CAN_P_G745
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. Thomas Murray Bookplates Collection. Stanley Binder. BP MUR CAN P G745
Date Available2017-03-03
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:
TranscriptEx Libris Wm Greig
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