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[Bookplate for Benjamin Morris]
[Bookplate for Benjamin Morris]
Title[Bookplate for Benjamin Morris]
Date Created[between 1700 and 1799]
Sort Date1799
DescriptionIn black ink, this bookplate consists of an escutcheon, gules (red), charged with two identical swords, crossed at the fess point, and a sheaf or garb of wheat located at the nombril point. The escutcheon has a decorative bordure, and is crested by a dexter helmet, closed, with elaborate mantling flowing outward from either side. Above the helmet is a curved crest wreath and a "savage" head and bust. In heraldry, the "savage" is a symbol of wildness and purity. Below the escutcheon is a banner containing the Latin motto.
Extent1 bookplate : burin engraving ; 6 x 10.1 cm
Subject - GeographicWaterford (Ireland)
Personal NamesMorris, Benjamin
TypeStill Image
NotesThis bookplate likely belongs to the 1720 Mayor of Waterford, Ireland, Benjamin Morris.
1), "List of rulers of Waterford, " (5 March 2008).
2) Waterford County Museum, "Mayors of Waterford City, " (5 March 2008).
Access IdentifierBP MUR ENG P M677
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_ENG_P_M677
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. Thomas Murray Bookplates Collection. BP MUR ENG P M677
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:
TranscriptFESTINA LENTE Sir Benjamin Morris. Waterford
TranslationBe quick without impetuosity
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