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[Bookplate for Dunbar of Westfield by C. Norton]
[Bookplate for Dunbar of Westfield by C. Norton]
Title[Bookplate for Dunbar of Westfield by C. Norton]
CreatorNorton, C.
Date Created1710
Sort Date1710
DescriptionThis heraldic bookplate consists of an escutcheon, divided per cross, the upper half gules (red) and or (gold), the lower half or and gules. Each quarter consists of a border ; quarter 1 and 4 are bordered with argent (silver) and heraldic roses, and charged with a lion rampant. Quarters 2 and 3 have a narrow border decorated by trefoil, charged with three round figures apiece. The escutcheon is supported by two lions rampant at dexter and sinister. Above the escutcheon is a steel helmet, placed three-quartered (indicating esquire status). Above the helmet is a crest of a dexter arm proper (bare) upon a wreath. From the helmet flows elaborate mantling. Above the crest are two crowns with the Latin motto above. Below the escutcheon and supporters is a banner with an additonal Latin motto within.
Extent1 bookplate : wood engraving ; 11.3 x 15 cm
Subject - GeographicEngland
Personal NamesDunbar of Westfield
TypeStill Image
NotesBelonging to the Dunbar of Westfield line, which derived from the original earldom of Moray. The fourth earl of Moray, James Dunbar (d. 1430) had two daughters, Janet and Elizabeth, and one illegitimate son, James, who founded the Dunbar of Westfield line. Possibly belonging to James (d. 1720) or Robert (d. 1721).
1) S. I. Boardman, "Dunbar family, earls of Moray (per. c.1370-1430)." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [, accessed 24 Oct 2007]
2) Shaw, Lachlan. The History of the Province of Moray. Original from Oxford University. Elgin: Printed by and for J. Grant: 1827, accessed 17 October 2007 from
Access IdentifierBP MUR ENG P D863
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_ENG_P_D863
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. Thomas Murray Bookplates Collection. BP MUR ENG P D863
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:
TranscriptSUB SPE Praecipitatus Attamen Tutus Dunbar of Westfield C Norton Sculps
TranslationBeneath, by hope ; To advance but yet to guard
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