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[Bookplate for John Darby]
[Bookplate for John Darby]
Title[Bookplate for John Darby]
Date Created[between 1770 and 1829]
Sort Date1829
DescriptionThis heraldic bookplate consists of an escutcheon, azure (blue), with a chevron, argent (silver), with the lower part a fillet. Upon the escutcheon are three sheaves of wheat (possibly corn, garbe), two over one. A military medal is at centre chief, with the word "NILE" immediately below. Within the chevron, an anchor each at dexter and sinister, with a naval crown at centre. Above the escutcheon is a crest of a sheaf of wheat (or possibly corn, garbe) and an anchor, upon a straight wreath. Below the escutcheon is a banner, with Latin motto within.
Extent1 bookplate : burin engraving ; 8.8 x 14 cm
Subject - GeographicEngland
Personal NamesDarby, John
TypeStill Image
NotesOwned by John Darby of Markly, Warbleton, Sussex. Darby was born in 1751 and supposedly profited from a series of naval contracts during the Napoleonic wars. Before his death in 1834, he married the daughter of Samuel Vaughan named Anne (d. 1847) and also inherited Leap Castle, King's county in Ireland in 1823. He is the father of six sons including John Nelson Darby (1800-1882), an influential Anglo-Irish evangelist, famous for being a member of the Plymouth Brethern, a fundamentalist protestant sect. He wrote a number of influential biblical works, and is most well known for his Synopsis of the Books of the Bible (1857'67). UBC Library has two of his items in the catalogue. Sir Henry D'Esterre Darby (1750-1823), the figure whom the bookplate likely derives aspects from, served at the Battle of the Nile at Aboukir Bay under Horatio Nelson in 1798 as a commander of the HSS Bellerophon. He was promoted to Vice Admiral of the White in 1811. The medal is most likely a Naval Gold Medal (Captain's) for the Battle of the Nile, which depicts Britannia holding a shield and a spear, being crowned by a Winged Victory.
1) Henry D'Esterre Darby." (2007 August 20). Wikipedia. (17 Oct. 2007).
2) "John Nelson Darby." (2007 October 12). Wikipedia. (17 Oct. 2007).
3) N. A. M. Rodger, "Nelson, Horatio, Viscount Nelson (1758-1805)." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Sept 2004; online ed, Oct 2007, accessed 24 Oct 2007
4) "Naval Gold Medal (Captain's) for the Battle of the Nile, 1798" The Nelson Collection. National Maritime Museum. 17 Oct. 2007
5) Timothy C. F. Stunt, "Darby, John Nelson (1800-1882)", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 , accessed 17 Oct 2007
Access IdentifierBP MUR ENG P D373b
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_ENG_P_D373b
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. Thomas Murray Bookplates Collection. BP MUR ENG P D373b
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:
TranscriptSPERO MELIORA John Darby, of Markly, Sussex, Esqe ;
TranslationI hope for better things
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