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[Bookplate for Frank John Joseph]
[Bookplate for Frank John Joseph]
Title[Bookplate for Frank John Joseph]
Date Created[not before 1860]
Sort Date1860
DescriptionBlack ink on cream paper. The crest features a bushel of wheat tied with a ribbon around the center atop a crest-wreath. Shield is divided per chevron. The background is black and it is charged with five smaller bushels three over two. The three bushels are above the chevron and the remaining two are below. The shield is decorated with an elaborate white border. Below the shield, the motto is printed in black, capitalized, block sans serif font on a curling ribbon with decorative ends. Underneath the motto, the bookplate owner's name is printed in black, sentence case gothic font.
Extent1 bookplate : intaglio printing ; 8.6 x 12.1 cm
SubjectLawyers ; Wheat ; Armorial bookplates ; Heraldry
Subject - GeographicToronto (Ont.)
Personal NamesJoseph, Frank John
TypeStill Image
NotesFrank John Joseph was born in Toronto in 1837. He worked as a barrister-at-law. He was a law clerk to the Ontario legislature and served as Court Registrar for a trial on contested election cases. He also wrote several legal handbooks. He dabbled in numismatics and had a substantial collection of British War Medals, as well as some British, Canadian, and United States, and Ancient coins. Joseph died in a railway accident on February 8, 1895.
1) Chadwick, E. M. (1894). Ontarian families: genealogies of United-Empire-Loyalist and other pioneer families of Upper Canada. Rolph, Smith & Co., Publishers. Retrieved from
2) Marvin, W. T. R., & Low, L. H. (Eds.). (1895). American Journal of Numismatics, Volumes 29-30. Boston: Press of T.R. Marvin & Son. Retrieved from
3) Smith, J. F., & Joseph, F. J. (1892). A Digest of the Reported Cases Determined in the Superior Courts of Ontario... - James Frederick Smith, Frank John Joseph, Canada. Supreme Court, Canada. Exchequer Court, Law Society of Upper Canada. Toronto: Rowsell & Hutchison. Retrieved from
Access IdentifierBP MUR CAN P J847
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_CAN_P_J847
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 J847
Date Available2018-03-01
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:
TranscriptVINCIT QUI SE VINCIT. Frank John Joseph.. Of Th[illegible]is swp Law Clerk Osgoode Hall Killed in Railway Accident
TranslationHe conquers who conquers himself
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