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[Bookplate by Francis Adams Sc.]
[Bookplate by Francis Adams Sc.]
Title[Bookplate by Francis Adams Sc.]
CreatorAdams, Francis, Sc.
Date Created[between 1870 and 1899]
Sort Date1899
DescriptionIn black ink. Escutcheon parted per cross. First quarter, or, a lion, gules, rampant. Second quarter, argent, an arm embowed fessways holding an axe shaped like a cross formy. Third quarter, argent, a lymphad, sails furled, on water. Fourth quarter, argent, a fish on water. Shield supporters, two horse-like beasts with short tails, combatant. Helm, a diadem topped with a lion, couped. Below the escutcheon is a banner with mantling containing the Latin motto.
Extent1 bookplate : wood engraving ; 7.1 x 9.7 cm
Subject - GeographicMontréal (Québec)
TypeStill Image
NotesAlthough exact owner of bookplate is unknown, bookplate artist F. Adams did operate out of Montreal, Canada, in the late 19th century, according to H.W. Fincham's 'The Artists & Engravers of British & American Bookplates' (1897). In addition, heraldic arms are similar to that of the MacLachlan of MacLachlan family listed in Burke's Landed Gentry (1937 ed.), as well as Latin motto. On thin paper, possibly a copy.
1) Burke, Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry. London: Shaw Publishing Co., Ltd, 1937.
2) Fincham, H.W. The Artists and Engravers of British and American Bookplates. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. Ltd, 1897.
Access IdentifierBP MUR CAN P U467
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_CAN_P_U467
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. Thomas Murray Bookplates Collection. BP MUR CAN P U467
Date Available2009
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:
TranscriptFORTIS ET FIDUS' HLF F. Adams S.C
TranslationStrong and faithful
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