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[Bookplate for James Macdonald]
[Bookplate for James Macdonald]
Title[Bookplate for James Macdonald]
Date Created[between 1819 and 1923]
Sort Date1923
DescriptionBlack ink on cream paper. Above the escutcheon sits a dexter hand, erased, holding a cross crosslet, gules (red), on a straight wreath. The escutcheon is divided per quarter. The quarterly field near dexter chief is or (gold) with a lion rampant, gules and near sinister chief, or, is a dexter hand, erased, holding cross crosslet, gules. The quarterly field near the sinister base displays a fish naiant on water, vert (green), and near the dexter base, or, is a lymphad in sable (black) and gules. The motto is written on a scroll above the crest.
Extent1 bookplate : steel engraving ; 7.3 x 9.5 cm
Subject - GeographicCanada
Personal NamesMacdonald, James
TypeStill Image
NotesA variation on the standard Macdonald family crest, this bookplate was possibly owned by James Macdonald (1819-1905), Catholic priest and educator from Prince Edward Island, or James Macdonald (1862-1923), Presbyterian minister, educator, and writer from Ontario. The Murray collection includes bookplates belong to Sir John A. Macdonald and his son Hugh Macdonald which both include a similar pattern on their crests.
1) Dictionary of Canadian Bibliography. 2000. Date accessed: October 26, 2009 from:
2) Heraldic Dictionary. University of Notre Dame, Dept. of Special Collections. Accessed 18 Nov. 2008 from
Access IdentifierBP MUR CAN P M3336
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_CAN_P_M3336
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 M3336
Date Available2010
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:
TranscriptPER MARE PER TERRAS James Macdonald.
Translationby sea, by land
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