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[Bookplate for Robert Smart]
[Bookplate for Robert Smart]
Title[Bookplate for Robert Smart]
Date Created[between 1800 and 1999]
Sort Date1999
DescriptionAn armorial bookplate printed in black ink on white paper. A bird displayed, wings inverted, couped with thistle in beak, with a crest wreath, argent and vert (silver and green). Beneath that is a shield, party per pale, erminois and argent. The dexter side, erminois, per chevron azure (blue) with three chess rooks, gules (red). The dexter side, argent, per fess, gules, with two diamonds, sable (black).
Extent1 bookplate : burin engraving ; 5.7 x 8.8 cm
Personal NamesSmart, Robert
TypeStill Image
NotesThe owner and creator of this bookplate are both uncertain. It is possible that the bookplate belonged to Robert Smart of Montréal born 1825, given the bookplate's inclusion in a collection from Montréal. This Robert Smart married Mary Smart and had three sons, George Elliot Smart (born in England on 13 August 1860, died 23 October 1937 in Lachine Québec), Peter Smart (born in 1865), and William Smart (born 1867). The University of McGill's Phillipe Masson Ex Libris collection contains two bookplates owned by William Lynn Smart, C.W. and William Lynn Smart, Jur. C.W. which both feature the same image of a bird with spread wings, holding a thistle. It is possible that these owners were the son and grandson of the Robert Smart mentioned above and that this image of a bird is particular to this family.
Access IdentifierBP MUR SL P S637
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_SL_P_S637
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 S637
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:
TranscriptRobert Smart
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