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[Bookplate for George R. Alexander]
[Bookplate for George R. Alexander]
Title[Bookplate for George R. Alexander]
Date Created[unknown]
DescriptionThis heraldic bookplate consists of an or (gold) escutcheon with a galley at its centre. A galley is an ancient vessel propelled by oars, and is frequently used in the heraldry of naval officers. Also on the escutcheon are three cross crosslets fitchy sable -- one in dexter chief, one in sinister chief, and one in precise middle base. Atop the escutcheon is a half-visored helm in profile. Within the helm, one can see what appears to be the face of a cat. The helm is topped by a crest wreath and a horse's head, proper, couped and gules (red). From the helm flows extensive or and gules mantling. Below the escutcheon is a banner containing the latin motto.
Extent1 bookplate : etching ; 6.5 x 9 cm
SubjectHeraldry ; Ships
Subject - GeographicCanada
Personal NamesAlexander, George R.
TypeStill Image
1) This bookplate is listed in the book "A List of Canadian Book-Plates", Society of Bookplate Bibliophiles, 1919.
Access IdentifierBP MUR CAN P A449
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_CAN_P_A449
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. Thomas Murray Bookplates Collection. BP MUR CAN P A449
Date Available2007
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:
TranscriptDUCITUR NON TRAHITUR George R. Alexander.
TranslationHe is led, not drawn.
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