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[Bookplate for E. R. Hunter by Thoreau MacDonald]
[Bookplate for E. R. Hunter by Thoreau MacDonald]
Title[Bookplate for E. R. Hunter by Thoreau MacDonald]
CreatorMacDonald, Thoreau
Date Created[between 1940 and 1942?]
Sort Date1942
DescriptionPrinted in black ink on cream paper. The image shows a loon facing left, in profile, with its beak open. It is framed by ripples of water above and below. In the background, two islands are reflected in the water. The island on the left is larger than the one on the right. At the bottom of the bookplate, the personal name and geographic location are provided in an all-caps, serif font. This is framed by two squares containing mirror images of a closed pine cone on an evergreen sprig.
Extent1 bookplate : relief printing ; 13 x 10.1 cm
SubjectPrivate libraries
Subject - GeographicToronto (Ont.)
Personal NamesHunter, E. R.
TypeStill Image
NotesThoreau MacDonald (1901-1989) was a Canadian illustrator, designer, and painter. MacDonald was the son of J.E.H. MacDonald, a member of the Group of Seven. As an illustrator, MacDonald worked for Ryerson Press and Canadian Forum Magazine. He served as the Forum editor for ten years. His work can be found in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa ; Hart House, University of Toronto ; and the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario. E. R. [Robert] Hunter is the author of the biographies J.E.H. MacDonald (Ryerson Press, 1940) and Thoreau MacDonald (Ryerson Press, 1942). Hunter's collection of research materials on J.E.H. MacDonald and Thoreau MacDonald were donated to the University of Toronto in three accessions: 1986, 1987, and 1992. The collection is kept at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library and includes draft and editorial correspondence, as well as correspondence between MacDonald and Hunter, including some illustrations.
1) Corporation of the City of Vaughan. n.d. J.E.H. MacDonald House. Retrieved March 2017 from
2) University of Toronto. n.d. Manuscript Collection MS COLL 00318 - E.R. Hunter Papers. Retrieved March 2017 from
3) University of Toronto. n.d. Ms. Coll. 318 HUNTER (E. R.) PAPERS. Retrieved March 2017 from
4) University of Toronto, Faculty of Forestry. Thoreau MacDonald, 1901-1989, Loons Forever: Writings on Nature and Nature Conservation. Retrieved March 2017 from
Access IdentifierBP MUR CAN P H868
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_CAN_P_H868
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 H868
Date Available2017-11-29
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:
TranscriptTM E. R. Hunter Toronto Canada. by Thoreau MacDonald Toronto
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