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[Bookplate for Thomas Le Marchant]
[Bookplate for Thomas Le Marchant]
Title[Bookplate for Thomas Le Marchant]
Date Created[1800?]
Sort Date1800
DescriptionIn black ink. This bookplate consists of an escutcheon, parted per pale. The first pale is divided in a paly of three, or (gold) and azure (blue). Dexter and sinister palys, or, are charged with a tree. While the center paly, azure, is charged with middle chief, a label and at the fess point a lion rampant. The second pale is parted per quarter. Quarters one and four are gules (red) and charged with three boar heads. Quarters two and three are argent (silver) on a chief, gules, charged with two mullets, argent. Above the crest is a straight wreath charged with a demi-lion, rampant, who clutches a scythe. The demi-lion is charged with two fleur-de-lis and below the escutcheon is a banner containing Le Marchant Thomas' Latin motto.
Extent1 bookplate : etching ; 6.3 x 9.4 cm
Subject - GeographicGuernsey
Personal NamesLe Marchant, Thomas
TypeStill Image
NotesThough it is not entirely clear from the information provided by the bookplate whether Le Marchant is the originator's first name, and Thomas, the last name or whether Le Marchant Thomas is the entire last name (with no first name provided). However, it seems likely that this bookplate belonged either to L. M. Thomas Le Marchant or to Thomas Le Marchant, both of Guernsey (an island in the English Channel, off the coast of Normandy) and both mentioned in the publication, "A Roll of Honour, " a catalogue of book and manuscript collectors in Great Britain and British colonies (published in 1971 by William Carew Hazlitt).
1) Hazlitt, William Carew. (1971). A Roll of Honour: A Calendar of the Names of Over 17, 000 Men and Women who Throughout the British Isles and in Our Early Colonies Have Collected Mss. and Printed Books from the XIVth to the XIXth Century, with Topographical and Personal Notices and Anecdotes of Many of them and Their Libraries. Manchester, New Hampshire: Ayer Publishing, 136.
Access IdentifierBP MUR SL P L463
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_SL_P_L463
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. Thomas Murray Bookplates Collection. BP MUR SL P L463
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:
TranscriptAUREA VALLIS INDUSTRIA Le Marchant Thomas.
TranslationDefending Golden Industry [?]
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