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[Bookplate for Paramount Sweets and Tea Room by F. A. C.]
[Bookplate for Paramount Sweets and Tea Room by F. A. C.]
Title[Bookplate for Paramount Sweets and Tea Room by F. A. C.]
Date Created[between 1930 and 1960?]
Sort Date1960
DescriptionCreated in black ink on white paper. The text is surrounded by a border composed of a two lines, one of which is straight while the other has fluted decorations. Three lines composed of little squares separate the business's name and contact information from the list of library regulations. These regulations are followed by a final decorative line.
Extent1 bookplate : relief printing ; 10 x 14.4 cm
Subject - GeographicMontréal (Québec)
Personal NamesParamount Sweets and Tea Room
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. Paramount Sweets and Tea Room was located in Montreal. According to the city directory, the establishment was open from 1935 to 1980, although it changed ownership a number of times and even altered its name to Paramount Delicatessen in 1968. Proprietors listed in the directory are as follows: Peter Carol, Peter Yabelis, Tony Kyriacou, Michel Sikiotis, and Spiros Kinidaris. It is unclear during which exact period the lending library was in operation, although it must have been prior to 1968.
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 P373
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_CAN_I_P373
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 P373
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:
TranscriptParamount Sweets and Tea Room LENDING LIBRARY 2040 Beaubien Est Tel. Calumet 0102 REGULATIONS 1. Library Membership 25c 2. Seven days is the time limit for keeping out books, if renewal is desired librarian must be notified. 3. A charge of 5c for every book renewed. 4. Books, torn or scribbled on will be charged for. 5. Please Protect your book in wet weather.
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