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[Bookplate for Catherine Aishton]
[Bookplate for Catherine Aishton]
Title[Bookplate for Catherine Aishton]
Date Created[between 1930 and 1969]
Sort Date1969
DescriptionIn black ink. A rectangle. Celtic dog knot-work on the top, bottom, and left sides of a box with the text in it. Between "EX LIBRIS" and "CATHERINE AISHToN" is a boxed line of more Celtic dog knot-work.
Extent1 bookplate : etching ; 5.9 x 8 cm
Subject - GeographicCanada
Personal NamesAishton, Catherine
TypeStill Image
NotesAnother knotwork bookplate of Catherine Aishton's was found in a copy of "The Tried and True Cookbook of St. George's, " which was published in 1921, at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library at the University of Toronto. The book, which presumably belonged to Catherine Aishton also contained a letter on personal stationary confirming that Catherine Aishton, of Montreal, also went by the name Kate Aishton-Mercer, wife of Robert Jewett (d. 5 April 1928). There is an inconsistency with the spelling of Mercer, which has also been spelled as Mercur. The Art Institute of Chicago has a 16th century cheese dish that was a gift of Kate Aishton Mercur, and a painting from her collection is also up for auction, which suggests that she was perhaps an art and antiquities collector.
1) Driver, Elizabeth. "Culinary Landmarks: A Bibliography of Canadian Cookbooks." (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1998), 166. Accessed on Google Books at:, M1. (ACCESSED ON 22 January 2009).
2) Huntingdon Gleaner. "Gleaner Extracts 1928." (accessed 6 February 2009).
3) "Lot 85: English School, Circa 1800 "Venus Disarming Cupid." Invaluable., -circa-1800-venus-disarming-cupid-1-c-g32iml4alb (accessed 6 February 2009).
4) Object Information. "Peter Suder van der Eden, Dutch, 16th century." The Art Institute of Chicago. (accessed 6 February 2009).
Access IdentifierBP MUR CAN P A574
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_CAN_P_A574
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. Thomas Murray Bookplates Collection. Leslie Binder. BP MUR CAN P A574
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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