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[Bookplate for Hood]
[Bookplate for Hood]
Title[Bookplate for Hood]
Date Created[between 1800 and 1899]
Sort Date1899
DescriptionThis bookplate consists of a escutcheon, azure (blue) and a fret, argent (silver), with a chief, or (gold), charged with three crescents. The shield features an inescutcheon or, with a chevron sable (black), charged with three wildcat heads cabossed, two over one. Above the inescutcheon is another small escutcheon argent, with a human hand gules, indicating the status of Knight and Baronet. Above the escutcheon is a viscount coronet, and the escutcheon is supported by a merman at dexter and a mermaid at sinister. Below the escutcheon is a banner, with Latin motto within. Below entire achievement is bookplate owner's name.
Extent1 bookplate : steel engraving ; 6.8 x 9.3 cm
Subject - GeographicEngland
Personal NamesHood
TypeStill Image
NotesThis heraldic crest belongs to the family of Hood, distinguished by Samuel, First Viscount Hood, Baron of Catherington (12 Dec. 1724 - 27 Jan. 1816). Samuel was a highly decorated officer of the British navy, having achieved admiralcy, and second flag officer of the British Navy at his death. In 1792, Lieutenant William Broughton who sailed with George Vancouver's expedition of the Pacific Northwest, named Mount Hood in Oregon and Hood's Canal in Washington, after Viscount Hood. Samuel had a son, Henry (1753-1836) to whom this bookplate may have belonged.
1) Heraldic Dictionary. University of Notre Dame, Dept. of Special Collections. 31 July 2000. Accessed 21 Nov. 2007 at
2) The Annual Biography and Obituary for the Year... Published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1817 Item notes: v.1 (1817) Original from Harvard University Digitized 6 Aug 2007,
3) "Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood." wikipedia, _1st_Viscount_Hood
Access IdentifierBP MUR ENG P H6637
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_ENG_P_H6637
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. Thomas Murray Bookplates Collection. BP MUR ENG P H6637
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:
TranscriptVENTIS SECUNDIS Viscount Hood
TranslationBy favourable winds
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