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Armorial Bookplate – William Craig

May 13th, 2014 · Comments Off on Armorial Bookplate – William Craig

Recently acquired – the bookplate of William Craig (1745-1813), Scottish judge and litterateur, see in Oxford DNB. Probably a cadet of Craig of Riccartoune (Lyon Register Volume 1, page 130 1672 – 1694) 

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Moreton Armorial Bookplate

March 18th, 2014 · Comments Off on Moreton Armorial Bookplate

Latest addition to the collection is the bookplate of William Moreton A.M. As recorded in the Cheshire Visitations Morton of MortonArms: Quarterly –1 & 4 Argent, a greyhound courant Sable2 & 3 Gules, a cross engrailed Ermine [Macclesfield]Crest: A wolf’s head couped Argent, collared with a wreath Argent and Vert.  

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Bookplate of Sir Edmund Antrobus Bt.

March 13th, 2014 · Comments Off on Bookplate of Sir Edmund Antrobus Bt.

Newly acquired by Cheshire Heraldry is the Bookplate of Sir Edmund Antrobus Bt. Arms: Lozengy Or and Azure, on a pale Gules three estoiles of the first. Crest: Issuing out of rays Proper a Unicorn’s head couped Argent. Supporters: Two horses Proper. Motto: Dei Memor Gratus Amicus (Mindful of God, Grateful to Friends) The baronetcy […]

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Tatton Bookplates

March 11th, 2014 · Comments Off on Tatton Bookplates

I have just acquired two Tatton bookplates of historical Cheshire interest.  Thomas William Tatton and Reginald Arthur Tatton. Two Tatton 19th century Armorial Bookplates. Neither is in the Franks Collection. Reginald’s plate not only bears a mullet for cadency but the tinctures are reversed. See http://thornber.net/cheshire/htmlfiles/wythenshawe.html There is a choice in attribution between father and son, […]

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19C Armorial Bookplate of Rev. Henry Leigh Bennett

January 21st, 2014 · Comments Off on 19C Armorial Bookplate of Rev. Henry Leigh Bennett

 19C Armorial Bookplate of Rev. Henry Leigh Bennett Not in the Franks Collection. Dimensions of paper: 112x77mm.    Condition:  Good. Pencilled prices in top margin.

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The Bookplate of Philip Bliss

January 21st, 2014 · Comments Off on The Bookplate of Philip Bliss

The bookplate of Philip Bliss is not particularly in good condition but I am nevertheless pleased to have it because of the man and, if I’m honest, it has a sort of Cheshire look about it too. Franks 2840.   Arms: Argent, on a bend cottissed Azure three garbs Or: Crest, A garb Or. A […]

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John Phillips Esq. Edstone

January 15th, 2014 · Comments Off on John Phillips Esq. Edstone

  John Phillips Esq. Edstone Early 19th century armorial bookplate. Not in Franks. Arms with Vernon in pretence and impaling Weir or Wear. One of his wives was named Mary. He d.1836.  [More information, please, if you know it.] Dimensions of paper: 98x68mm. Condition: Good.

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The Reverend Sir George Lee, Baronet. Hartwell.

January 15th, 2014 · Comments Off on The Reverend Sir George Lee, Baronet. Hartwell.

  The Reverend Sir George Lee, Baronet. Hartwell. 19th century armorial bookplate. F.17893 (or 4). Sir George Lee, 6th and last Bart (1767–1827). On the death of his brother in 1801, the Rev. George Lee succeeded to the family title, and endeavoured to make amends for the prodigalities of his late brother. He was M.A., […]

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Duncan Bookplate

January 15th, 2014 · Comments Off on Duncan Bookplate

This one has been forwarded on to my good friend John Duncan of Sketraw 19th century Scottish eared shield armorial bookplate of Duncan. Not in Franks. Ownership not established. Dimensions of paper: 88x63mm. Condition: Average, some glue & other markings.

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Garnons Library – Cotterell impaling Gordon-Lennnox

January 15th, 2014 · Comments Off on Garnons Library – Cotterell impaling Gordon-Lennnox

Garnons Library. Seal Armorial Bookplate with arms of Cotterell impaling Gordon-Lennnox. Not in Franks. Given the impalement but absence of hand of Ulster, this bookplate presumably dates between marriage in 1896 and succession as 4th Bart in 1900. Sir John Richard Geers Cotterell, 4th Bart. was born on 13 July 1866,  the son of Sir […]

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