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[Bookplate by G. P. V. Akrigg]
[Bookplate by G. P. V. Akrigg]
Title[Bookplate by G. P. V. Akrigg]
CreatorAkrigg, G. P. V.
Date Created[between 1900 and 1999]
Sort Date1999
DescriptionCreated using black ink on white paper (glue painted on back). The image is of a desk facing a window with two panes (each divided into eight sections) opening onto a view of an inlet and three mountains. A totem pole is behind the sinister pane. Drawn curtains are on both the sinister and dexter sides of the window. Above the window is a ribbon inscribed with "ALL LEARNING BUT AN ART TO LIVE WELL." On the desk, from left to right, is a painter's palette with two paint brushes, an open book, a ruler, ink well, fountain pen, pencils, card catalogue drawer, index card, small closed book, and a bust of Shakespeare. Below the bust are inscribed the initials "G.P.V.A."
Extent1 bookplate : burin engraving ; 8.9 x 12.1 cm
SubjectEducation ; Geography
Subject - GeographicVancouver (B.C.)
Personal NamesAkrigg, G. P. V.
TypeStill Image
NotesBorn in 1913 in Calgary, George Philip Vernon Akrigg was a prolific British Columbian writer who, along with his wife Helen Akrigg, has recorded much of British Columbia's history. Their works include British Columbia Chronicle, 1778-1846: Adventures by Sea and Land ; H.M.S. Virago in the Pacific, 1851-1855 : to the Queen Charlottes and Beyond ; and British Columbia Place Names. G. P. V. Akrigg died in 2001 in Vancouver, where he had lived for many years. For further information, see the Philip and Helen Akrigg fonds in the UBC Archives. The original drawing of this bookplate, done by George Akrigg, is also housed at UBC's Rare Books and Special Collections.
Access IdentifierBP GEN CAN P A475
Digital IdentifierBP_GEN_CAN_P_A475
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. General Bookplates Collection. BP GEN CAN P A475
Date Available2006
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:
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