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[Bookplate for Gairdner]
[Bookplate for Gairdner]
Title[Bookplate for Gairdner]
Date Created[between 1890 and 1900?]
Sort Date1900
DescriptionPrinted in black ink on cream paper. In the centre of the bookplate, a family shield depicts an ‘X' contained within a diamond, which is surrounded on all sides by eight trefoils with stems. At the top of the shield, a stylized iron helmet with a visor is framed on both sides by elaborate scrolling leaves. Above this, a demi-leopard is shown rampant (in profile, rearing, with its front paws in the air). Below the shield, a banner displays a motto in Latin.
Extent1 bookplate : relief printing ; 6.9 x 10.7 cm
SubjectPrivate libraries ; Heraldry
Subject - GeographicCanada
Personal NamesGairdner
TypeStill Image
NotesThe Gairdner family crest contains "a demi-leopard rampant" (i.e., the leopard is not collard or lined, which is the crest for another branch of the Gairdner lineage). The family name originates from Scotland.
1) Fairburn, James. (1905). Fairburn's book of crests of the families of Great Britain and Ireland, p. 217. Retrieved from
Access IdentifierBP MUR CAN P G357
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_CAN_P_G357
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 G357
Date Available2017-05-07
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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