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[Bookplate for Johannis Platt by John Dickson Batten]
[Bookplate for Johannis Platt by John Dickson Batten]
Title[Bookplate for Johannis Platt by John Dickson Batten]
CreatorBatten, John Dickson
Date Created1892
Sort Date1892
DescriptionThis bookplate has both heraldic and pictoral qualities. The primary subject of the bookplate is a lamb, grazing in a glade of flowers, with bookplate owner's name in a banner below. In the background, the bookplate features a pen of sheep as well as a dead wolf hanging from a tree. At top-left corner, the bookplate features an escutcheon, azure (blue), charged with two fleur-de-lis and a lamb, two over one, and a chevron or (gold) charged with a fleur-de-lis and two cinque foil. Above the escutcheon is a peer helmet, with a wreath charged with a grazing lamb. Mantling radiates from the helmet, and Welsh motto is contained on one side. The entire scene is contained within a stylized border, with Welsh motto within.
Extent1 bookplate : lithography, drypoint ; 12.9 x 18.9 cm
SubjectAnimals ; Plants ; Heraldry
Subject - GeographicEngland
Personal NamesPlatt, Johannis
TypeStill Image
NotesAccording to John and John Bernard Burke's 1845 "Heraldic Illustrations, " bookplate motto belongs to a 'Count Eyre.' Heraldic crest loosely resembles Eyre family crest found in Burke's "Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry." However, no information on a 'Grege Johannis Platt' or 'Johannis Platt' is found. The artist of this bookplate is John Dickson Batten (1860-1932), a well known London illustrator of English, Irish and Indian fairy tales. UBC Library has twelve items attributed to Batten in its holdings.
1) Burke, John, and John Bernard Burke. Heraldic Illustrations. London: E. Churton: 1845. Original From Oxford University. Digitized by Google 12 Jun 2006. Accessed 07 April 2008.
2) Burke, Bernard. "Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry." London: Shaw Publishing Co., Ltd, 1937.
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
5) "Mottoes Q-S." Heraldry Unlimited. First accessed 3 Mar. 2004 from
6) Fincham, H.W. The Artists and Engravers of British and American Bookplates. London: Kegan, Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd., 1897.
7) Simpson, D.P. Cassell's New Latin Dictionary. 3rd Ed. London: Cassell & Company Ltd., 1964.
Access IdentifierBP MUR ENG P P538
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_ENG_P_P538
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. Thomas Murray Bookplates Collection. BP MUR ENG P P538
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:
TranslationTo send home by travelling if you wish by which route to perceive sheep ; Being innocent, fear no one ; Out of the herds
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