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[Bookplate for Margaret M. Howard by Leslie Victor Smith]
[Bookplate for Margaret M. Howard by Leslie Victor Smith]
Title[Bookplate for Margaret M. Howard by Leslie Victor Smith]
CreatorSmith, Leslie Victor
Date Created[not after 1928]
Sort Date1928
DescriptionBlack ink on textured cream colored paper. The image depicts a tall ship at sea with all sails unfurled, listing to the right in a swell of water. The ship is contained within a circular border containing four quatrefoil points. Above, the phrase ‘Ex Libris' is displayed within a scrolled banner across the top of the bookplate and the circle is framed by hanging garlands of varied types of flowers and ribbons. Below, a shelf depicts a row of bound books that part at the middle, with a blank sheet of paper and a feather quill resting in an inkwell. Below this, ‘Margaret M. Howard' is written within a large scroll banner that is framed by thorny vines of roses.
Extent1 bookplate : relief printing ; 8.7 x 13 cm
SubjectPrivate libraries ; Ships ; Plants
Subject - GeographicToronto (Ont.)
Personal NamesHoward, Margaret M.
TypeStill Image
NotesMargaret Howard was an author of children's stories, based in Toronto. Howard was an active member of the Canadian Authors' Association (Toronto Branch) and served as President in 1934. Some of Howard's personal letters of correspondence are included in archival collections at the University of Toronto and McMaster University. Another one of Howard's personalized book plates is in the collection of the West Chicago Public Library District, "given by Leslie Victor Smith, Toronto Canada 3/16/28." The book plate has been digitized by the Illinois State Library and is accessible online in the Cornelia Neltnor Anthony and Frank D. Anthony Book Plate Collection. Leslie Victor Smith (1880-1952) was an artist who produced many bookplates throughout her career. For more information, see William Colgate, 1947. Smith's work is also in the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Collection at the University of Toronto.
1) Colgate, William. The Bookplates of Leslie Victor Smith. Illustrated with original prints in addition to a full checklist and introduction. Weston, ON: Old Rectory Press, 1947. E.J. Pratt Library, University of Toronto. "Letters to E.J. Pratt: Howard, Margaret, " E. J. Pratt, Canada's National Poet, Correspondence. Retrieved March 2017 from
2) Illinois Digital Archives. (2016). Cornelia Neltnor Anthony and Frank D. Anthony Book Plate Collection: Margaret M. Howard. Retrieved March 2017 from
3) McMaster University, Archives and Research Collections. Canadian Authors' Association (Toronto Branch), (Margaret M. Howard), Lit 2 T.L.S., enclosures. 1934. 4 document sheets. Retrieved March 2017 from
4) Smith, Leslie Victor. (n.d.). Collection of Bookplates by Leslie Victor Smith. University of Toronto Libraries. Retrieved March 2017 from
Access IdentifierBP MUR CAN P H69373
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_CAN_P_H69373
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 H69373
Date Available2017-07-17
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 Margaret M. Howard. Toronto
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