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[Bookplate for Albert Prince by Dempsey and Carroll]
[Bookplate for Albert Prince by Dempsey and Carroll]
Title[Bookplate for Albert Prince by Dempsey and Carroll]
CreatorDempsey ; Carroll
Date Created[between 1800 and 1899]
Sort Date1899
DescriptionThis heraldic bookplate consists of an escutcheon, divided per cross, with quarters one and four also divided per cross. Within quarters one and four, the sub-quarters one and four are gules (red), charged with three lions passant guardant (for England). Sub-quarter two is or (gold), with a tressure-flory-counter -flory, charged with a lion rampant (for Scotland). Subquarter three is azure (blue), charged with a harp decorated with harpy figure features, stringed (for Ireland). The entire escutcheon is charged with a bar dovetailed, or a label, a cadency mark indicating being the eldest son (during his father's lifetime). Quarters two and three have a barry of ten, or and sable (black), with a bend in the shape of a ducal crown (without the cap). Surrounding the escutcheon is a garter, with first French motto within. Above the escutcheon is a royal crown. Supporting the escutcheon at dexter is a lion guardant, charged with a label. At sinister is a unicorn rampant, also charged with a label, as well as a royal crown without the cap as a collar. Below the escutcheon is a ribbon, with second German motto within. The entire achievement is surrounded by very fine lines, giving the impression of shadow.
Extent1 bookplate : steel engraving, etching ; 12 x 16.3 cm
Subject - GeographicUnited States
Personal NamesPrince, Albert, 1883-1934
TypeStill Image
NotesThis heraldic bookplate bears the coat of arms of Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, later HRH the Prince Consort (Francis Albert Charles Augustus Emanuel) of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (1819-1861). He was the husband and consort of Queen Victoria. He apparently encouraged Queen Victoria an interest in social welfare and reform, and was involved in politics. Notably, Prince Albert took an active interest in the arts, industry, science and trade, and was one of the driving forces behind The Great Exhibition of 1851. He had nine children with Victoria. The book 'The Artists & Engravers of British & American Bookplates' by H.W. Fincham notes that Dempsey & Carroll were based in New York. Bookplate has slight ink damage due to transfer of blue ink writing from an opposite page.
1) The Manual of Heraldry. 7th Ed. London: Virtue Brothers & Co., 1866.
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Access IdentifierBP MUR USA P P756
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_USA_P_P756
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. Thomas Murray Bookplates Collection. BP MUR USA P P756
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:
TranslationShamed to him who evil thinks. Faithfully and firmly.
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