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Date Created[unknown]
DescriptionA lion rampant holding a stemmed (slipped) rose above the entwined letters G or C and H, through which is woven a banner with the Latin phrase. The bookplate is rendered in some kind of red ink, which is raised from the paper both from embossing (visible on the back) and a way that the ink itself is raised from the paper.
Extent1 bookplate : 5.7 x 6.2 cm
SubjectHeraldry ; Monograms
TypeStill Image
NotesThis motto is, in British heraldry, traditionally associated with the Elliott [Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound] and Rathbone of Greenbank and Liverpool families. Use of the motto, however, does not indicate any ties to either family without greater supporting evidence. The owner and creator of this bookplate are unknown. This appears to be printed with a combination of die stamping and thermography. The reverse of the bookplate shows that the image was physically embossed (a hallmark of die stamping), but some of the finer details, like the shading on the motto ribbon, are raised on the front but not embossed into the reverse (a hallmark of thermography, which was frequently used to imitate die stamping).
1) Burke, Bernard. The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales: Comprising a Registry of Armorial Bearings from the Earliest to the Present Time. London: Harrison & Sons, 1884. Accessed at p. 321, 840.
2) Gascoigne, Bamber. How to Identify Prints. London: Thames and Hudson, 1986. 59a, 107 'thermography'.
3) Mair, James Allen, ed. Proverbs and Family mottoes with the Names of the Families by Whom They are Adopted. London: G. Routledge, 1891. Accessed at p. 179.
Access IdentifierBP MUR SL P U738
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_SL_P_U738
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. Thomas Murray Bookplates Collection. Alexander Binder. BP MUR SL P U738
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:
TranslationMildly and firmly
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