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[Bookplate for Joseph Wesley Flavelle by Alexander Scott Carter]
[Bookplate for Joseph Wesley Flavelle by Alexander Scott Carter]
Title[Bookplate for Joseph Wesley Flavelle by Alexander Scott Carter]
CreatorCarter, Alexander Scott
Date Created1926
Sort Date1926
DescriptionThis bookplate's design features an escutcheon argent (silver) divided per chevron, sable (black). It is charged with a dexter hand and a six-pointed star. Above the escutcheon is an esquire helmet and that is charged with a winged arm holding a torch. The escutcheon is surrounded by decorative foliage with banners containing bookplate motto and name below.
Extent1 bookplate : intaglio printing ; 9.1 x 13 cm
Subject - GeographicToronto (Ont.)
Personal NamesFlavelle, Joseph Wesley
TypeStill Image
NotesAlexander Scott Carter was born in Harrow, Middlesex, England in 1881, and died in 1968. Having previously studied art, Carter worked as an architect after graduating from the Polytechnic in London. He moved to Toronto in 1912 and he became a member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. According to the Royal Heraldry Society of Canada, he was "one of Canada's pre-eminent heraldic artists, " and he also "specialized in architectural decoration." He designed many heraldic bookplates for owners such as Vincent Massey, Hamnet A. Dixon and Ian Waldie.
1) Macpherson, R. G. M. (1990). Royal heraldry society of Canada. Retrieved April 6, 2009, from Stacey
2) R. (1997) Canadian bookplates. Toronto, ON: Subway Books Ltd.
Access IdentifierBP MUR CAN P F538
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_CAN_P_F538
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 F538
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:
TranscriptEx Libris PACE ET BELLO PARATUS Sir Joseph Wesley Flavelle of TORONTO BARONET. Toronto.
TranslationEquipped in peace and war
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