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[Bookplate for John Bebb]
[Bookplate for John Bebb]
Title[Bookplate for John Bebb]
Date Created[1730?]
Sort Date1730
DescriptionThis bookplate consists of an escutcheon, azure (blue), with an or (gold) embattled fess. The fess contains two cross crosslets. On the azure surface of the escutcheon are three crescents, two over one. The escutcheon is bordered by an elaborate frame and topped by a visored helm in profile. Atop the helm is a crest wreath and an unicorn's head, couped and horned. From the helm flows extensive mantling. Below the escutcheon is a banner containing the latin motto.
Extent1 bookplate : burin engraving ; 9.5 x 13.1 cm
Subject - GeographicEngland
Personal NamesBebb, John
TypeStill Image
NotesIf in fact this bookplate is from England around 1730, then it would be Georgian. The Georgian era in England generally refers to a period from 1714 to 1830, covering the reigns of the kings George I, George II, George III and George IV.
Access IdentifierBP MUR SL P B433
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_SL_P_B433
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. Thomas Murray Bookplates Collection. BP MUR SL P B433
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:
TranscriptPRAEMIUM VIRTUTIS HONOS. John Bebb.. Early Georgian or Transition about 1730
TranslationHonour is the reward of virtue.
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