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Date Created[unknown]
DescriptionIn black ink. Escutcheon parted per saltire, or [gold] and argent [white], a bend sinister, azure [blue], a bordure parted per saltire, argent and or. Above the escutcheon is a straight crest wreath on which is a gryphon, couped and collared. Below the escutcheon is a banner containing the Latin motto. Paper damage at top right hand corner.
Extent1 bookplate : steel engraving ; 7.5 x 10.9 cm
TypeStill Image
NotesThe Latin motto "Nil Desperandum" is a line from the Odes of Horace, and has been adopted by a number of families, cities, and ships. The owner of this bookplate is unknown.
1) Horace: Odes I. "Q. HORATI FLACCI CARMINVM LIBER PRIMVS." The Latin Library. (accessed on 16 January 2009).
Access IdentifierBP MUR SL P U655
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_SL_P_U655
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. Thomas Murray Bookplates Collection. BP MUR SL P U655
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:
TranslationNever despair
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