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[Bookplate for James Stevenson by H. Wilson]
[Bookplate for James Stevenson by H. Wilson]
Title[Bookplate for James Stevenson by H. Wilson]
CreatorWilson, H.
Date Created[between 1830 and 1869]
Sort Date1869
DescriptionA Latin phrase is written on a banner at the top of the plate. Beneath it is a hand ascending from a heraldic silk wreath, holding a crown of leaves. While illustrated in a pictorial style, the image is reminiscent of the heraldic image of a dexter hand couped at the wrist, holding a crown of laurel or bay leaves.
Extent1 bookplate : steel engraving ; 6.1 x 8.9 cm
Subject - GeographicGlasgow (Scotland)
Personal NamesStevenson, James
TypeStill Image
NotesJames Stevenson was born in Ireland August 1, 1827 and moved to Canada in 1840. He was a council member for Peterborough town and was mayor of the town for six years ; he eventually became a Conservation member of the Canadian House of Commons, representing Peterborough West between 1887 to 1896. He died October 26, 1910. H. Wilson is possibly the engraver, illustrator, and copperplate and lithographic printer who was working in Glasgow as early as 1826. He provided work for the 'Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations 1851' in London, in the Fine Arts category of 'Sculpture, Models, and Plastic Art, Mosaics, and Enamels, Etc.' and is identified in the catalogue as an ornamental printer. He visited Paris in 1829 and experimented with chalk printing and in 1839 claimed that he was printing in color ; in 1854, he was using a lithographic press. He died in Glasgow on June 27, 1869
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Access IdentifierBP MUR CAN P S848
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_CAN_P_S848
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 S848
Date Available2011
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:
TranscriptPost Tenebras Lux
Translationlight after darkness
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