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[Bookplate for Alpha Delta Phi]
[Bookplate for Alpha Delta Phi]
Title[Bookplate for Alpha Delta Phi]
Date Created[unknown]
DescriptionIn black ink. Rectangle border with four molets and crescents, one at each corner. In the middle of the border at the top is a coat-of-arms, parted per fess, indented, with six unidentifiable charges, three over three. In the middle of the border on the sides are two identical obelisks with a rapier and a broadsword crossed in front of them. Within the bordure, "EX LIBRIS" is boxed at the top and "ALPHA DELTA PHI" is boxed at the bottom. In between them is a cropped etching of a building with trees in front of it. The year "1832" is in the middle of the border at the bottom.
Extent1 bookplate : offset ; 8.5 x 12 cm
SubjectFraternities & sororities ; Architecture ; Heraldry
Subject - GeographicUnited States
Personal NamesAlpha Delta Phi
TypeStill Image
NotesThe Alpha Delta Phi fraternity is the fourth oldest fraternity in the United States. It was founded in 1832 by Samuel Eells at Hamilton College in New York. It is unknown which chapter this bookplate belonged to. Printing technique likely a reproduction of a wood engraving.
1) Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity. (accessed on 22 January 2009).
2) "Alpha Delta Phi." (accessed on 22 January 2009).
Access IdentifierBP MUR USA I A474
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_USA_I_A474
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. Thomas Murray Bookplates Collection. BP MUR USA I A474
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:
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