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[Bookplate for John Keeling]
[Bookplate for John Keeling]
Title[Bookplate for John Keeling]
Date Created[between 1770 and 1899]
Sort Date1899
DescriptionThis heraldic bookplate consists of a Chippendale-styled escutcheon, sable (black), charged with a lion rampant. The lion holds an inescutcheon, argent (silver), charged with a cross fitchy. The escutcheon is crested by a demi-lion atop a mural coronet, again holding an inescutcheon, argent, charged with a cross fitchy. The escutcheon is bordered by a decorative floral design, and at dexter, a dragon is positioned at the upper half. Flowers are present on the opposite side. Below the escutcheon, but within the floral design, the Latin motto is featured in a banner.
Extent1 bookplate : burin engraving ; 9.4 x 13 cm
Personal NamesKeeling, John
TypeStill Image
NotesThis bookplate belongs to either James Keeling (b. ca 1770) of Shelton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, or his son John Keeling of Hanley, Staffordshire. The first John Keeling married Elizabeth Bagnall on 2 January 1798, and their son was baptised 9 January 1805. The son married a woman named Catherine and they had two daughters, Catherine and Elizabeth.
1) Similar heraldic shield and family name found in: Burke, Bernard. "Keeling (late) of Walton Grange." Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry. London: Burke's Peerage, 1939. 1274-5.
2) Heraldic resources used: The Manual of Heraldry. 7th Ed. London: Virtue Brothers & Co., 1866.
3) Heraldic Dictionary. University of Notre Dame, Dept. of Special Collections. 31 July 2000. Accessed 21 Nov. 2007 at
4) Latin translationed using Simpson, D.P. Cassell's New Latin-English English-Latin Dictionary. London: Cassell, 1959
Access IdentifierBP MUR ENG P K445
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_ENG_P_K445
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. Thomas Murray Bookplates Collection. BP MUR ENG P K445
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:
TranscriptPROSPERITAS DOS MATERNA John Keeling Esqr.
TranslationProsperity endowed by a mother
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