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[Bookplate for Hugel]
[Bookplate for Hugel]
Title[Bookplate for Hugel]
Date Created[between 1870 and 1880?]
Sort Date1880
DescriptionBlack ink on white paper. The crest features a lion rampant holding a flower with three petals between its paws. The lion stands atop a crown with elaborate, feathery wings extending upwards to the left and right. The crown is round and flat and decorated with three diamonds across the front. The crown sits on the head of a baronet and knight helm. Elaborate, curling mantling extends to the left and right and down the bookplate, becoming blacker towards the ends. The shield is divided per cross. The top left and bottom right sections are sable and charged with a lion rampant. The lion in the top left faces to the right, whereas the lion in the bottom right faces to the left. Like the lion in the crest, these lions hold a flower with three petals in their paws. The top right and bottom left sections of the shield are argent with sable dots. They are each charged with three black diamonds, two over one. The diamonds have black shading on the right-hand sides. Below the shield, a curling ribbon with non-straight edges has the motto printed in black, capitalized, serif font. Below the ribbon, the bookplate owner's name is printed in elaborate, black, large, sentence case, Gothic font with extensive curling decorations surrounding the text.
Extent1 bookplate : intaglio printing ; 7.2 x 10.6 cm
SubjectRailroads ; Coats of arms ; Lions ; Heraldry
Subject - GeographicMontréal (Québec)
Personal NamesHugel
TypeStill Image
NotesBaron Adolph von Hugel was born in Strasbourg, France on August 7, 1828. He emigrated to the US and came to Canada around 1863, where he had connections to Port Hope and Montreal. In 1872, Hugel purchased a controlling share of the Midland Railway of Canada, previously the Port Hope, Lindsay & Beaverton Railway. Unfortunately, a year after he bought the railway, North America suffered a financial downturn and Hugel lost the railway in 1878.
1) Harrod, S., & Ayearst, M. J. (1919). A list of Canadian Bookplates: with a review of the history of ex libris in the Dominion. (W. Prescott, Ed.). Toronto: The Society of Bookplate Bibliophiles. Retrieved from
2) The Port Hope, Lindsay & Beaverton Railway. (n.d.). Retrieved 16 August 2017, from
Access IdentifierBP MUR CAN P H345
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_CAN_P_H345
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 H345
Date Available2017-09-12
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:
TranscriptICH HABS GEWAGT Hugel.
TranslationI dared it.
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