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[Bookplate for Ralph H. Kilby]
[Bookplate for Ralph H. Kilby]
Title[Bookplate for Ralph H. Kilby]
Date Created[1860]
Sort Date1860
DescriptionBlack ink on white paper. The crest features a circle with a border with black outlines and horizontal black lines. Inside the border there is a crown. The crown as three leafy designs at the top and the band is decorated with different jewels. The crest sits upon a crest-wreath. The shield has a border comprised of curling sections with ornate decorations on the ends. The shield is charged at the top with three black circles with white centers ; smaller versions of the black border featured in the crest. Below the circles are three horizontal black stripes. In the center of the top stripe is a white circle with black dots. Underneath the shield, the motto is printed on a curling ribbon in capitalized, sans serif black font. The bookplate owner's name is printed in large, cursive, sentence case black font.
Extent1 bookplate : intaglio printing ; 6 x 9.2 cm
SubjectCrowns ; Armorial bookplates ; Heraldry
Subject - GeographicMontréal (Québec)
Personal NamesKilby, Ralph H.
TypeStill Image
NotesRalph H. Kilby was a dealer for British arms manufacturers in Montreal. He acted as the Canadian representative for Evans. He did a lot of acting and importing in the 1870s. His trade name registered in Montreal was "R Wakefield". A photo of R. H. Kilby is available online through the McCord Museum.
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2) 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
3) Notman, W. (1867). R. H. Kilby, Montreal, QC, 1867. Retrieved March 14, 2018, from R.
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Access IdentifierBP MUR CAN P K439
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_CAN_P_K439
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 K439
Date Available2018-03-15
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:
TranscriptCUSTODIO SACRUM Ralph H. Kilby.
TranslationI guard the sacred
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