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[Bookplate for Francis Lawson]
[Bookplate for Francis Lawson]
Title[Bookplate for Francis Lawson]
Date Created[unknown]
DescriptionThis heraldic bookplate consists of a chippendale styled escutcheon, argent (silver) parted per pale ; first, argent, with a saltier, azure (blue), the upper part charged with three garbs, the lower a boar's head, and at dexter and sinister an etoile each ; second, argent, depicting a wolf salient, climbing a tree, vert (green), possibly oak. Above the escutcheon is a straight wreath, charged with a boar's head and below the escutcheon the name and location of the bookplate's owner. The entire escutcheon and accompanying text are surrounded by elaborate chippendale borders.
Extent1 bookplate : burin engraving ; 9.5 x 10 cm
Subject - GeographicEngland
Personal NamesLawson, Francis
TypeStill Image
NotesThe name 'Francis Lawson' is included in a book noting book collectors called "A Roll of Honour: A Calendar of the names of over 17000 men and women who throughout the British Isles and in our early colonies have collected mss. and printed books from the XIVth to the XIXth century..." By William Carew Hazlitt, originally published in 1908 and republished in 1971 by Lenox Hill Pub. and Dist. Co. (Burt Franklin). "Francis Lawson of the Inner Temple" is also included in a London 1898 publication (compiled again by Hazlitt) called "Contributions towards a Dictionary of English Book-Collectors Part XII" which hosts a roll of cook collectors from 1316-1898. No dates relating to Lawson are given. Item can be found at UBC Library with the main author as 'Dictionary of English Book Collectors' by Bernard Quaritch.
1) Hazlitt, William Carew. A Roll of Honour. 1908. New York: Burt Franklin, 1971. Accessed 8 Jan. 2008, through Google Books at
2) Contributions towards a Dictionary of English Book-Collectors. Part XII. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1898. 19. Compiled in Dictionary of English Book Collectors. New York: B. Franklin, 1968.
3) The Manual of Heraldry. 7th Ed. London: Virtue Brothers & Co., 1866.
4) Heraldic Dictionary. University of Notre Dame, Dept. of Special Collections. 31 July 2000. Accessed 21 Nov. 2007 at
Access IdentifierBP MUR ENG P L397
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_ENG_P_L397
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. Thomas Murray Bookplates Collection. BP MUR ENG P L397
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:
TranscriptFrancis Lawson, of the Inner Temple Esqr.
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