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[Bookbinder's Tickets]
[Bookbinder's Tickets]
Title[Bookbinder's Tickets]
CreatorGeo. Bishop & Co.
Date Created[1887?]
Sort Date1887
Description1) In black ink on cream paper, the ticket consists of an escutcheon with an elaborate base, bearing the name, services, and location of the company. A diadem bears the crest of a Gryphon salient armed, gules, holding an escutcheon Argent, a garter, gules. The escutcheon is surrounded by smoke-like dark shading and the whole is surrounded by a thin black border.
2) In black ink on light blue or gray paper, the ticket consists of an elaborate coin or medallion with trefoils in the four corners, bearing the name and services of the company. An escutcheon in the center of the medallion bears the address of the business. The blunted corners of the ticket result in an octagonal shape.
Extent1 bookbinder's ticket : intaglio printing ; 4.9 x 7.7 cm
1 bookbinder's ticket : intaglio printing ; 5.3 x 5.7 cm
Subject - GeographicMontréal (Québec)
TypeStill Image
NotesThe George Bishop Engraving and Printing Co. was formed in 1887 by managing director George Bishop. George Bishop's previous business, started in November 1867, began by providing general engraving and embellishment of note paper for private use, engraved invitations, and card work, but branched into services for banks, commercial houses, and corporations throughout Canada. By 1893, the George Bishop Engraving and Printing Co. had risen to become one of the most complete lithographing and printing houses in the country, having upwards of one hundred and twenty-five employees on the payroll, with premises comprising 25, 000 feet, extending from St. James Street to Craig Street, connected by a bridge over Fortification Lane. According to 'A Chronology of Montreal and of Canada: From A.D. 1752 to A.D. 1893", the company provided 'Engraving and Lithographing, for all purposes ; Book, Job & Law Printing ; Lithography, by photo processes ; Engraving, by photo processes ; Book-binding, generally ; Relief-stamping ; Paper-ruling and Electrotyping. General, commercial and fancy stationery, in stock.' The George Bishop Engraving and Printing Co. provided engravings for a number of books and created well-known maps and prints, including 'Bishop's North-West war map' and 'Birds eye view of the city of Montreal, 1889.' It is unknown when the company ceased operations.
1) Bishop, G., George Bishop Engraving & Printing Co. (1889). Birds eye view city of Montreal 1889. Montreal: George Bishop Engraving & Printing Co.
2) Bishop, G., George Bishop Engraving & Printing Co. (1980). Bishop's north-west war map. Ottawa: Association of Canadian Map Libraries, in co-operation with the Map Library, Faculty of Arts, University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan.
3) Terrill, F. W. (1893). A chronology of Montreal and of Canada: From A.D. 1752 to A.D. 1893, including commercial statistics, historic sketches of commercial corporations and firms, and advertisements... together with calendars of every year from A.D. 1752 to A.D. 1925. Montreal: Printed by J. Lovell. Retrieved, March 13, 2013 from
Access IdentifierBBT MUR CAN I B574
Digital IdentifierBBT_MUR_CAN_I_B574
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. Thomas Murray Bookplates Collection. Leslie Binder. BBT MUR CAN I B574
Date Available2013
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:
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