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[Bookplate for Hill’s Library]
[Bookplate for Hill’s Library]
Title[Bookplate for Hill's Library]
Date Created[between 1850 and 1876?]
Sort Date1876
DescriptionBlack ink on yellowing paper. Typewritten text in capital letters and bold followed by sentence case letters in varying serif font sizes. There is a thin line with stylized dots in the centre separating text. Below the line, text is written in large, capitalized, bold serif font. Below that is text written in bold, sentence case. Text is then written in non-bold capital letters. There is a thicker, stylized line with three dots in the centre separating text. Below the line is text written in capital sans serif font, followed by text in smaller, bold sans serif font. Further text is right aligned and written in italicized serif font. Text is then written in capital and sentence case serif font in multiple sizes with section separated by dots. Graphic of hand with index finger pointing right is next to capital, sans serif font. A squared squiggled line is below the finger graphic and above faded text in serif font. Below that is serif font in capital letters and then bold serif font in bold letters. That is separated from bold, capital, serif font with a squared, squiggled line. The following serif font is bold. Below that is larger, bolder serif-font. The following text is written in smaller sentence case and capitalized serif font. Below that is sentence case serif font, followed by larger sans serif font and then bold, capitalized, serif font. The last part of the text is written in sentence case serif font. Handwritten notes cover some of the typewritten text on the right side of the bookplate until approximately halfway down the bookplate. The bottom two corners of the bookplate have been cut off. The bookplate appears to be printed on top of a newspaper or magazine clipping, the recto of which is slightly visible through the bookplate. Black ink serif font text and some imagery are visible. The verso of the bookplate is clearly the other printed side of the magazine or newspaper with serif fonts in bold capital letters and non-bold sentence case letters. The recto of the original print is also slightly visible from the verso side.
Extent1 bookplate : relief printing ; 9.6 x 15.2 cm
SubjectBookselling ; Stationery
Subject - GeographicMontréal (Québec)
Personal NamesHill's Library
TypeStill Image
NotesHill's Library was a circulating library and book, stationery, and picture store. It had a location at 666 Dorchester Street in Montreal for over twenty years. Hill's Library went up for sale in 1876. At the time of their intended sale, they had $8, 000 to $10, 000 in stock. Other locations in Montreal include 195 Notre Dame Street (see bookplate BP MUR CAN I H547c) and 2 Place D'armes.
1) Business for sale. (1876). The Publishers Weekly, 9, December 11, 2016. Retrieved from's%20Library%22%20AND%20Montreal&f=false The maritime provinces: A handbook for travellers (1881). In Sweester M. F. (Ed.), (2nd ed.).
2) Boston: James R. Osgood and Company. Retrieved from, +montreal&source=bl&ots=OYDSkMjpG4&sig=QB0ei4zcSChbX36bcIB4mjMI-p4&hl=en&sa=X&sqi=2&ved=0ahUKEwjRxYCTuujQAhWIKWMKHXwHC_0Q6AEINTAG#v=onepage&q=666%20dorchester%20street%2C%20montreal&f=false
3) Readers will please pay particular attention to the following rules...hill's lending library, 2 place D'armes, montreal (1850). Retrieved from
Access IdentifierBP MUR CAN I H457a
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_CAN_I_H457a
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 H457a
Date Available2017-01-19
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:
TranscriptNEW BOOKS NOT TO BE KEPT OVER Seven Days. HILL'S LIBRARY, 666 Dorchester Street, Montreal. BOOKSELLER & STATIONER. SUBSCRIPTION MAY COMMENCE AT ANY TIME. TERMS: PAYABLE STRICTLY IN ADVANCE. 3 Months. 6 Months. 12 Months. FOR ONE BOOK AT A TIME…..$1.50…..$2.50…..$4.00. Two do ….. 1.75….. 3.00….. 5.00. Three do ….. 2.50….. 3.50….. 6.00. and so on in proportion to the amount paid NON-SUBSCRIBERS : TWO CTS A DAY A DEPOSIT WILL BE REQUIRED FROM STRANGERS A prompt return of all Works and in good condition, is requested when Readers will not be disappointed. WORKS DAMAGED OR LOST TO BE PAID FOR. All New Publications added as soon as out. FOR SALE. BOOKS OF ALL SORTS, LONDON STATIONERY, &C. A Fine assortment of Elegantly Bound BIBLES, CHURCH SERVICES, the Poets, ILLUSTRATED WORKS and JUVENILE PUBLI- CATIONS: suitable for PRESENTS. New Books, Magazines and Newspapers suppled on the days of Publication. Pictures Framed. Bookbinding. Map Mounting, &c. NOVELS AND DUPLICATES FROM THE LIBRARY FOR SALE CHEAP. Maps, Guide Books, Views of Cities in the United States and Canada, etc. Orders made up Weekly for England and Tri Weekly for U.S. 91 - 5 104 - 8 111 - 21. 189. 6 204. 4 216 - 12 32 - 31. 70 - 129 119 - 16. 218 12 305 5
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