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[Bookplate for Thomas Taylor by James Cole]
[Bookplate for Thomas Taylor by James Cole]
Title[Bookplate for Thomas Taylor by James Cole]
CreatorCole, James
Date Created1750
Sort Date1750
DescriptionIn black ink. This bookplate consists of an escutcheon, sable (black) charged at the nombril point with a lion statant. The rococo escutcheon has scalloped edges at the top and is surrounded by vegetative mantling. Hidden in the mantling is the creator's signature, Cole sc. Above the crest is a straight wreath charged with a leopard statant and below the escutcheon is a banner containing Taylor's Latin motto.
Extent1 bookplate : burin engraving ; 7.4 x 9.2 cm
Subject - GeographicOxford (England)
Personal NamesTaylor, Thomas
TypeStill Image
NotesThomas Taylor (28 December 1727 - 5 January 1805) is of the Taylor family of Beaconfield, Denbury, and Ogwell, county Devon. He is a descendent of Joseph Taylor who, by 1714 served in the royal navy as Captain of the flagship stationed at Plymouth, and son to Mary and, Joseph Taylor, who served as a member of parliament. There are several Thomas Taylors mentioned in Hazlitt's A Roll of Honour, a chronicle of prominent manuscript and book collectors. It is believed, that this bookplate belongs to Thomas Taylor, esquire who married Elizabeth Pierce and served as a magistrate for Devon. Taylor was a supporter of leading conservative satirist and poet, William Gifford, Esquire.
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Access IdentifierBP MUR ENG P T3958
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_ENG_P_T3958
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. Thomas Murray Bookplates Collection. BP MUR ENG P T3958
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:
TranscriptCole sc. SERVA FIDEM Tho s. [superscript] Taylor Arm: de Denbury in Com. Devon:
TranslationKeep the faith
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