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[Bookplate for Robie Lewis Reid]
[Bookplate for Robie Lewis Reid]
Title[Bookplate for Robie Lewis Reid]
Date Created[between 1949 and 1959]
Sort Date1959
DescriptionThe bookplate has below a banner with a quote from the Canterbury Tales an image of a writing desk backed by a number of books both lined up vertically, aslant and open on the desk. A banner crosses the upper portion of the image that states "EX LIBRIS", between these two words is a round shield made by a belt on which is written "PRO VIRTUTE". Within this shield is the image of a hand holding an open book on top of a braided wreath. Below the writing desk is a rectangular plate with the name "Robie Lewis Reid".
Extent1 bookplate : intaglio printing ; 6.1 x 10.2 cm
SubjectUniversities & colleges
Subject - GeographicVancouver (B.C.)
Personal NamesReid, Robie Lewis
TypeStill Image
NotesRobie Lewis Reid (1866-1945) was a lawyer and historian as well as notable book collector. He served on the advisory board of the B.C. Historical Quarterly and was a member of the B.C. Historical Association. Reid wrote British Columbia: A Bibliograhpical Sketch and bequeathed his library of 9, 000 books and 4, 000 historical pamphlets to the University of British Columbia. Please see the R.L. Reid fonds at Rare Books and Special Collections, University of British Columbia.
Access IdentifierBP UBC CAN I Un311aa
Digital IdentifierBP_UBC_CAN_I_Un311aa
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. UBC Bookplates Collection. BP UBC CAN I Un311aa
Date Available2006
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:
TranscriptFor him was lever have at hys beddes heed Twenty bokes, clad in blak or reed, Of Aristotle and hys philosophye. Than robes riche, or fithele, or gay sautrye. The motto in the center of the bookplate reads, PRO VIRTUTE, Ex Libris. Robie Lewis Reid.
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