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[Bookplate for John Allen Brown by C. Bird]
[Bookplate for John Allen Brown by C. Bird]
Title[Bookplate for John Allen Brown by C. Bird]
CreatorBird, C.
Date Created1899
Sort Date1899
DescriptionThe bookplate portrays a prehistoric scene shown from the perspective of a fur-clad man and woman looking from inside a cave towards a primitive wilderness scene (with stags and a mammoth). The image is framed by an assortment of artifacts, such as vases, swords, axe heads, flints, and other weapons. At the right bottom of the frame is a dagger with a flag inscribed with the initials "S.P.Q.R." an acronym for the Latin phrase "Senatus Populusque Romanus" ("The Senate and Roman People"). Below the picture is an open book on the left side of which is a shield and on the right side the bookplate text. The shield is blue with a gold chevron and three clams. At the top of the shield is mantling and closed helmet signifying esquire or gentleman. On the left side of the shield is a banner reading: "MENTE ET MALLEO."
Extent1 bookplate : etching ; 9 x 13 cm
SubjectArchaeology ; Heraldry
Subject - GeographicEngland
Personal NamesBrown, John Allen
TypeStill Image
NotesJohn Allen Brown was a geologist and archeologist during the late 19th century. The prehistoric imagery portrayed in the bookplate refers to his dig in 1888 at Ealing (Thames Valley) in the Creffield Area where Brown found evidence of a Middle Palaeolithic tool factory (including remains of a mammoth).
Access IdentifierBP GEN ENG P B769
Digital IdentifierBP_GEN_ENG_P_B769
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. General Bookplates Collection. BP GEN ENG P B769
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:
TranscriptE. LIBRIS JOHN ALLEN BROWN I.P. F.G.S. [Fellow of the Geological Society] F.R.G.S. [Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society] & C. EALING, MIDDSX MDCCXCIX [1899].
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