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[Bookplate for J. Hunt Stanford]
[Bookplate for J. Hunt Stanford]
Title[Bookplate for J. Hunt Stanford]
Date Created[between 1870 and 1929]
Sort Date1929
DescriptionAn armorial bookplate printed in black ink on white paper. A buck couped argent (silver) with antlers or (gold) gorged gules (red) with a crest wreath, argent and azure (silver and blue), sits on a visored helm facing dextor with argent mantling. The shield: argent three bars azure, and in the dextor canton azure an arm or clenched with sword. The motto, 'Labore et honore' hangs below.
Extent1 bookplate : relief printing ; 7.4 x 9.8 cm
Subject - GeographicToronto (Ont.)
Personal NamesStanford, J. Hunt
TypeStill Image
NotesJoseph Hunt Stanford was born on November 9th 1871 in Tipton, England and died in 1935. Stanford married Una A. E. Rigg and had 2 sons and 2 daughters. He studied architecture at the South Kensington School in England and entered the profession in 1899 in London. He worked in several architectural practices in Cambridge and London before moving to Canada in March of 1902. In 1904, Stanford opened his own office in Toronto. His son, Leo Hunt, joined the practice in 1922, which was then called 'J. Hunt Stanford and Son, General Architectural Practice.' The practice was located at 57 Queen St. West in Toronto. Examples of their work include the Hampton Court Apartments, St. Charles Court Apartments, and the Aldgate Apartments. The City of Toronto Archives now holds a number of architectural plans created by Stanford. Stanford was an active member of both the Toronto Theosophical Society and the Toronto Dickens Fellowship. He also wrote a book of poetry published in 1906 called 'Miriam and Other Poems' and numerous dramatizations of Charles Dickens' work. Stanford's bookplates have been found in works on Theosophy, Buddhism, and Thomas Carlyle, and McGill University's Phillipe Masson ex Libris Collection also holds a copy of the bookplate pictured here.
1) 'Buddhist Psalms.' David Eves Books. Accessed on 16 December 2011
2) 'J. Hunt Stanford.' Who's Who in Canada. Ed. B. M. Greene. Toronto: International Press, 1935: 86-7.
3) Krawczyk, Bob. TOBuilt: A Database of Buildings in Toronto, Canada. Accessed on 16 December 2011
4) 'Occult: A Working Glossary For The Use Of Students Of Theosophical Literature.' David Eves Books. Access on 16 December 2011
5) Stanford, Joseph Hunt. Miriam and Other Poems. Toronto: W. Briggs, 1908.
Access IdentifierBP MUR CAN P S836
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_CAN_P_S836
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 S836
Date Available2012
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:
TranscriptA.D. LABORE ET HONORE 1450 EX LIBRIS J. HUNT STANFORD. Architect Westmorland Ave. Toronto
TranslationBy industry and honour
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