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[Bookplate for James Bruce MacKinnon]
[Bookplate for James Bruce MacKinnon]
Title[Bookplate for James Bruce MacKinnon]
Date Created[1900?]
Sort Date1900
DescriptionBlack ink. A straight wreath is charged with a boar's head, erased, holding a deer's shank bone in its mouth. Below the boar's head waves a banner containing the MacKinnon family motto.
Extent1 bookplate : burin engraving ; 6.6 x 9.6 cm
SubjectAnimals ; Heraldry
Personal NamesMacKinnon, James Bruce
TypeStill Image
NotesIt is unclear which James Bruce MacKinnon owned this bookplate. The MacKinnon clan crest always features a boar's head with a deer bone in the mouth, which originates from an event that allegedly happened in the 14th century when a member of the clan was separated from his hunting party in Scotland. Setting up camp in a cave, he began cooking a deer over an open fire when he was suddenly charged by a boar. The individual jammed the deer bone into the boar's mouth, prying it open, afterwards killing the animal with a knife.
1) MacKinnon, Charles. Scottish Highlanders (1992). Retrieved Jan 7, 2009 from
2) Open Library: Sooner or Later Retreived Jan 7, 2009 from
3) Clan Mackinnon. (2010, January 1). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 21:24, January 7, 2010, from
Access IdentifierBP MUR SL P M335
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_SL_P_M335
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. Thomas Murray Bookplates Collection. Leslie Binder. BP MUR SL P M335
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:
TranscriptAUDENTSES FORTUNA JUVAT James Bruce MacKinnon
TranslationFortune favors the bold
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