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[Bookplate for William Ralph Howard by Leslie Victor Smith]
[Bookplate for William Ralph Howard by Leslie Victor Smith]
Title[Bookplate for William Ralph Howard by Leslie Victor Smith]
CreatorSmith, Leslie Victor
Date Created1927
Sort Date1927
DescriptionBlack ink on cream colored paper. The image depicts a tall ship at sea with all sails unfurled, in a swell of water, with a large cumulous cloud in the background. The image is framed by a length of rope that circles the entire bookplate. Below, a heraldic device is displayed in a circular frame. A broken ionic order column is in the center, with the top half of the column resting on the right side of the base and an oval shield with a flower on it leaning on the left side of the base. At the bottom of the bookplate, the owner's name is presented in a solid-colored shield. The rope frame meets at both sides of the shield: on the left, the rope holds an anchor and on the right it holds a ship lantern.
Extent1 bookplate : relief printing ; 9.5 x 12.6 cm
SubjectPrivate libraries ; Heraldry ; Ships
Subject - GeographicToronto (Ont.)
Personal NamesHoward, William Ralph
TypeStill Image
NotesAnother 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.
2) Illinois Digital Archives. (2016). Cornelia Neltnor Anthony and Frank D. Anthony Book Plate Collection: William Ralph Howard. Retrieved March 2017 from
3) 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 H6937
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_CAN_P_H6937
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 H6937
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:
TranslationGod willing, I will
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