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BP MUR SL P B763b

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Date: 1881

 

Notes: This highly detailed bookplate contains an escutcheon quartered per cross, with a label (symbolizing an heir, first son) at the precise middle chief. The first and fourth quarters are argent (silver) with fretty of twelve pieces, embattled. The second and third quarters are argent, with a tree proper and a fess, argent with sable (black) fillet, containing three royal crowns. Upon the escutcheon rests a large coronet, resembling that of an earl. Above the coronet are two straight crest wreaths. On the dexter wreath is a nested swan, wings displayed argent and elevated, with fretty of twelve pieces, sable and embattled. On the belly of the swan is an argent mullet. On the sinister wreath are a crossed sceptre and sword. Above them is a royal crown. In between and on either side of the wreath symbols are what appear to be leaves. Above the wreath symbols is a banner containing the Latin motto. The escutcheon is accompanied by two supporters. The dexter supporter is a dragon with an argent mullet on its chest, while the sinister supporter is a griffin, also with a mullet on its chest. Below the escutcheon and the supporters is an additional banner. ; Bookplate Type : Heraldic ; Bookplate Function : OwnershipA number of online sources suggest that the peerage indicated on this bookplate may be contrived. Another James G. J. Penderel Brodhurst (1859-1934) bookplate, containing a very similar coat of arms is also in the Rare Books and Special Collections Bookplate collection, identified by the number BP MUR SL P B763a. He is listed as an additional author for the novel, 'Lord Ormont and his Aminta' by George Meredith (1828-1909), which can be found in the UBC Library Catalogue. ; Manuscript Notes : (on verso, in pencil, underlined): 1881 ; Personal

 

Source: Original Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. Thomas Murray Collection

 

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