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[Bookplate for George Short by R. Silvester]
[Bookplate for George Short by R. Silvester]
Title[Bookplate for George Short by R. Silvester]
CreatorSilvester, R.
Date Created1830
Sort Date1830
DescriptionIn black ink, this bookplate consists of an escutcheon divided per pale, charged with a mullet at precise middle chief. The dexter half, gules (red) with an ermine (white powdered fur with black tufts) chief, is charged with a gryphon, rampant. The sinister half, argent (silver), contains a fess, vert (green), charged with three stag's heads, cabossed. The escutcheon is crested by a wreath and a demi-gryphon, with wings displayed and elevated. Below the escutcheon is a banner containing the Latin motto. The artist's mark, "Silvester sculp. 27 Strand, London." Is present on the bookplate. R. Silvester was a London engraver. According to Fitcham, his earliest appearance is in the London Directory of 1806.
Extent1 bookplate : steel engraving ; 6.4 x 9.4 cm
Subject - GeographicLondon (England)
Personal NamesShort, George
TypeStill Image
1) This bookplate can be found in Fitcham, "The Artists and Engravers of English and American Book Plates, " 1897. See Silvester (R.)
Access IdentifierBP MUR ENG P S567
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_ENG_P_S567
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. Thomas Murray Bookplates Collection. BP MUR ENG P S567
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:
TranscriptSUUM CUIQUE George Short.
TranslationTo each, his own.
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