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[Bookplate for Stanley Harrod]
[Bookplate for Stanley Harrod]
Title[Bookplate for Stanley Harrod]
Date Created[not before 1915?]
Sort Date1915
DescriptionBlack ink on cream paper. The bookplate features an elaborate border. A thin black line outlines a thick black and white design featuring repeating white floral motifs in diamond shapes on a black background. A thin white border separates the border from the internal image. The image features a monk writing at a desk. The monk is in white clothes and the wooden desk and chair are black. The desk has a special stand for writing. Above the monk to the left is a window with the shutters open, showing several buildings, one of which is a tall tower, outside. There are trees amongst the buildings and a large fluffy cloud behind the tower. Inside the room, directly above the monk, are several bookshelves attached to the wall. There is some pottery on the top shelf and three rows of books, spines facing out, below. To the top right of the monk is another window with the shutters closed. The shutters appear wooden with round circles cut out of them. The walls and floors of the room are also wooden. On the floor to the right of the desk is a closed book. Below this image, surrounded by a thin white border, is a white rectangle with capitalized, black, serif font printed in it. The words are separated by centered black dots. Between this rectangle and the larger overall border are white, curling ribbons.
Extent1 bookplate : relief printing ; 7.3 x 10 cm
SubjectPrivate libraries ; Artists ; Scribes
Subject - GeographicToronto (Ont.)
Personal NamesHarrod, Stanley
TypeStill Image
NotesStanley Harrod was born in Leeds, England on July 9, 1881 and died in Newmarket, Ontario on June 8, 1954. Harrod was a bookplate artist and collector in Toronto. He created over fifty bookplates, both heraldic and pictorial, and experimented with etching.
1) Fowler, A. (1919). A Catalogue of Bookplates Designed by Stanley Harrod. A Catalogue of Bookplates Designed by Stanley Harrod. Retrieved from
2) Prescott, W., Harrod, S., & Ayearst, M. J. (1919). A list of Canadian bookplates : with a review of the history of ex libris in the Dominion. Boston: Society of Bookplate Bibliophiles. Retrieved from
3) Stanley Harrod. (n.d.). Retrieved from
Access IdentifierBP MUR CAN P H776a
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_CAN_P_H776a
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 H776a
Date Available2017-04-21
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:
TranscriptFROM AMONG THE BOOKS OF STANLEY HARROD. [illegible] by [rumor?]
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