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Date Created[between 1830 and 1969]
Sort Date1969
DescriptionIn black ink. The escutcheon, argent (silver), is charged with a mullet, pierced, azure (blue), at the fess point, surrounded by three cross crosslets, fitched, gules (red), two over one. The shield itself is constructed from rococo scrolls and is surrounded by elaborate vegetative mantling, finishing in a pair of tassels. Above the escutcheon is a peer helmet, charged with a straight wreath, and a cubit arm, clutching a cross crosslet fitchy. Below the escutcheon is a banner displaying the originators Latin motto.
Extent1 bookplate : steel engraving, etching ; 6.5 x 10.8 cm
Subject - GeographicEngland
TypeStill Image
NotesAlthough it is not clear to which member of the Adam family this bookplate belonged, the charges and motto are cited by Burke's "Landed Gentry" as belonging to the Adam family of Blair, (formerly county Kinross), Scotland. The Adam of Blair Adam family had many eminent members and was made famous by the neoclassical architect and designer, Robert Adam (1728-1792). Descendents of Robert Adam, still live at Blair Adam, in the home built by Robert Adam's father, William, a renowned architect in his own right. The country estate was purchased in 1731, and the 'Blair' (as the house has come to be called), was built in 1733.
1) Lowrey, John. "Robert Adam, " Architectural Heritage, IV. Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1994.
2) King, David Neden. The Complete Works of Robert and James Adam. Oxford: Architectural Press, 2001. Accessed on February 24, 2009 at, M1
3) See Burke's Landed Gentry, accessed on February 24, 2009 at
Access IdentifierBP MUR ENG P A336
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_ENG_P_A336
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. Thomas Murray Bookplates Collection. Leslie Binder. BP MUR ENG P A336
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:
TranslationThe cross is my pleasing rest.
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