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[Bookplate for Park Lending Library]
[Bookplate for Park Lending Library]
Title[Bookplate for Park Lending Library]
Date Created[between 1930 and 1950?]
Sort Date1950
DescriptionCreated in black ink on white paper. A simple border with a braided pattern frames the text.
Extent1 bookplate : relief printing ; 8.9 x 10.2 cm
Subject - GeographicMontréal (Québec)
Personal NamesPark Lending Library
TypeStill Image
NotesThe eighteenth and nineteenth centuries saw the development and great success of circulating libraries that were commercially run and that charged patrons a small subscription for borrowing books. Indeed, circulating libraries became very fashionable, and their collections often focused on such popular materials as fiction, poetry, travel, biography, and periodicals. The Park Lending Library was based in Montreal, and according to the city directory, the library existed from 1936 to 1953, changing ownership several times during this period. The directory records identify the following proprieters: Florence E. Hawker, Stanley Leonard, and an individual with the surname Grassman. On recto in black ink: "#4210'/'3" (lending fee has been altered to 3 cents)/'0' (closing time has been altered to 10 p.m.)
1) Annuaires Lovell de Montréal et sa banlieue (1842-1999). Bibliothèque et Archives Nationales du Québec, 2005. Web. 25. Mar 2011.
2) Burke, Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry. H. Pirie-Gordon, ed. 15th Ed. London: Shaw Publishing Co. Ltd. and Burke Publishing Co. Ltd., 1937.
3) Fincham, H.W. The Artists and Engravers of British and American Bookplates. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. Ltd, 1897.
4) Heraldric Dictionary. University of Notre Dame, Dept. of Special Collections. Accessed 18 Nov. 2008 from
5) Ousby, Ian. The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993. 554-556. Print.
Access IdentifierBP MUR CAN I P375
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_CAN_I_P375
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 I P375
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:
TranscriptTHE PARK Lending Library 5233 Park Ave. 3 cents per day for one book. Always renew your book after 14 days. For renewal, books must be returned, paid up to date and re-stamped. Damaged books will be charged for. Hours- 10 a.m. to 10 p m. Saturdays 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Closed on Sundays Tel. Calumet 8703 GREETING CARDS For All Occasions
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