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[Bookplate for Cercle Cremazie]
[Bookplate for Cercle Cremazie]
Title[Bookplate for Cercle Cremazie]
Date Created[between 1927 and 1931]
Sort Date1931
DescriptionPrinted in black ink on tan paper, a very ornate scrollwork border surrounds the text.
Extent1 bookplate : relief printing ; 7.6 x 7.5 cm
Subject - GeographicMontréal (Québec)
Personal NamesCercle Cremazie
TypeStill Image
NotesCercle Cremazie was a literary society started in late 1927 by a group of friends who were all students at Saint Mary College. They chose to name the group after Octave Crémazie, a Québecois poet and bookseller of the mid-nineteenth century, as he was 'one of them.' The group met about once a month for discussions and lectures by members or guest writers. The major figures in Cercle Cremazie wer Andre Laurendeau, Pierre Dansereau, Claude Robillard, Lucien L'Alleir, Gerard Dagenais, Lucien Parizeau, and Hector de Saint-Denys Gameau. The group ended in 1931 as many of the members shifted to a more militant viewpoint, becoming the group 'Jeune-Canada.' The name on this bookplate is somewhat uncertain. It likely says either 'Alph' (short for Alphonse) or 'Geph' (short for Géphet) ' both names appear in the Montreal directory at the appropriate time. A copy of this ex libris is also available in the Philippe Masson Ex Libris Collection at McGill University. The Masson bookplate is also donated by Alph Leclaire and is No. 342.
1) Robidoux, Réjean. 'Crémazie, Octave.' Dictionary of Canadian Biography. Accessed July 25, 2013 from
2) Saint-Jaques, Denis, and Lucie Robert. La Vie Littéraire Au Québec, Tome VI 1919-1933: Le Nationaliste, L'Individualiste et le marchande. Presses universite Laval, 2011. p. 172. Accessed July 18, 2013 at %22cercle+cremazie%22&source=bl&ots=QuxfTsjS_A&sig=-D8NPSU_Gvhu_iLpV3HFxDXPJcc&hl=en&sa=X&ei= OyvoUdGnDIOoiQLKzYGQAQ&ved=0CDYQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=%22cercle%20cremazie%22&f=false
3) The Philippe Masson Ex Libris Collection at McGill University, from
Access IdentifierBP MUR CAN I L53734
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_CAN_I_L53734
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. Thomas Murray Bookplates Collection. Morley Binder. BP MUR CAN I L53734
Date Available2014
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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