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DescriptionThis heraldic bookplate consists of an escutcheon, divided per cross. Quarters one and four are sable (black), charged with a dove holding an olive branch upon a mountain. Quarters two and three are or (gold). Supporting the escutcheon are two lions, positioned rampant queue-fourche. Above the escutcheon is a helmet, dexter, with grate closed, indicating a peer status. Upon the helmet, is a crown with another dove holding an olive branch, along with mantling. Below the escutcheon is a banner, with Latin motto within.
Extent1 bookplate : 4 x 4 cm
TypeStill Image
NotesDamaged paper where bookplate owner name is situated. Printing technique possibly by lithograph, a transfer from intaglio. Bookplate carries characteristics of an intaglio print but also printed on very fine paper, uncharacteristic of an intaglio print ; remnants of a line border also remain uncharacteristic of an intaglio print. There is also a flatness of paper and ink, which indicate a planographic technique.
1) Technique characteristics derived from Gascoigne, Bamber. How to Identify Prints. Spain: Thames and Hudson, 1986. 19g.20-20d-f, 55s.
2) Heraldic resources used: The Manual of Heraldry. 7th Ed. London: Virtue Brothers & Co., 1866. Heraldic Dictionary. University of Notre Dame, Dept. of Special Collections. 31 July 2000. Accessed 21 Nov. 2007 at
3) Rough Latin translation derived from and Simpson, D.P. Cassell's New Latin-English English-Latin Dictionary. London: Cassell, 1959.
Access IdentifierBP MUR SL P U433
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_SL_P_U433
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. Thomas Murray Bookplates Collection. BP MUR SL P U433
Date Available2008
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:
TranslationA triumphal government nourishes peace
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