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[Bookplate for Basil Thomas Woodd by Benjamin Warwick]
[Bookplate for Basil Thomas Woodd by Benjamin Warwick]
Title[Bookplate for Basil Thomas Woodd by Benjamin Warwick]
CreatorWarwick, Benjamin
Date Created[between 1807 and 1860]
Sort Date1860
DescriptionIn black ink. This bookplate consists of an escutcheon, parted per pale. The first pale is parted per quarter. Quarters one and four, gules (red), are charged with three demi-Hercules, two over one. Quarters two and three, sable (black), are charged with gryphons rampant, segreant. The second pale is parted per quarter. Quarters one and four, or (gold), charged with a lion rampant, sable, on a chief, gules, in the middle part a fillet, dovetailed, argent (silver). Quarters two and three, azure (blue), are charged with a fleur-de-lis. The escutcheon is set upon a backdrop of concentric circles. The inner circle is decorated with vine-like patterns. Within the outer circle, the originator's Latin motto "non nobis" appears. Below the concentric circles, the creator's signature and address, Benjn. Warwick 124 Regent Street appear. Above the circle is a peer helmet, surrounded by vegetative mantling, and atop the helmet is a straight wreath charged with a demi-figure of Hercules. (Bernard Burke considers the Hercules figures to be woodmen holding a club over their right shoulders or savages, depending upon the source consulted).
Extent1 bookplate : etching ; 7.5 x 11 cm
Subject - GeographicLondon (England)
Personal NamesWoodd, Basil Thomas
TypeStill Image
NotesBasil Thomas Woodd, Esquire (July 7, 1815-1895) of Conyngham Hall, Knaresborough, county York, served as a moderate Conservative M.P. for Knaresborough 1852-1868 and 1874-1880. He was Justice of the Peace (or magistrate), for the North and West Ridings of Yorkshire and a Deputy-Lieutenant for the West Riding. Basil Thomas Woodd was the eldest son of Basil George Woodd, Esquire, (a wine merchant) and Mary Mitton of Hillfield estate, Hampstead. Born in London, Basil Thomas Woodd attended private school and Trinity College, Cambridge, earning a B.A. in 1837 and an M.A. in 1840. He married Charlotte Mary Dampier of Colinshayes, Somerset in 1837. He was called to the Bar, by one of the four Inns of Court, The Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn in 1840.
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Access IdentifierBP MUR ENG P W663
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_ENG_P_W663
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. Thomas Murray Bookplates Collection. BP MUR ENG P W663
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:
Transcriptnon nobis Benj. n [superscript] Warwick 124 Regent Street. Basil Thomas Woodd.
TranslationThey'll be no one as happy as us [?]
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