A guide to the study of book-plates: (ex-libris)

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Page 100 - If thou art borrowed by a friend, Right welcome shall he be To read, to study, not to lend, But to return to me. Not that imparted knowledge doth Diminish learning's store; But Books, I find, if often lent, Return to me no more. Read slowly, Pause frequently, Think seriously, Keep cleanly, return duly, With the corners of the leaves not turned down.
Page 28 - CHIPPENDALE (Thomas). The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director, being a large Collection of the most Elegant and Useful Designs of Household Furniture in the Gothic, Chinese and Modern Taste.
Page 41 - ... describe this pompous production, that I will quote them : — ' The design represents a vast structure, rather like an ormolu chimney-piece clock, of which the arms of the University of Cambridge, in a plain, solid frame, represent the face. Behind this towers up a vast pyramid, on which the brick work is distinctly marked. As dexter supporter stands Phcebus Apollo in person, reaching out a wreath. A clouded sun rays out behind him. At his feet are deposited samples of the book collection of...
Page 100 - Neither blemish this book, or the leaves double down, Nor lend it to each idle friend in the town; Return it when read ; or, if lost, please supply Another as good to the mind and the eye.
Page 93 - His Excellency the Right Honourable Thomas Earl of Strafford, Viscount Wentworth of Wentworth Woodhouse, and of Stainborough, Baron of Raby, Newmarch, and Oversley, Her Majesty's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the States General of ye United Provinces, and also at the Congress of Utrecht; Colonel of Her Majesty's own Royal Regiment of Dragoons, Lieutenant- General of all Her Forces ; First Lord of the Admiraltry (sic) of Great Britain and Ireland ; one of the Lords of Her Majesty's...
Page 127 - I cannot but with much reverence, mention the every way Right honourable Thomas Howard Lord high Marshall of England, as great for his noble Patronage of Arts and ancient learning, as for his birth and place.
Page 76 - St. James's Square.] gu. on a bend ar. three trefoils, slipped, vert. — Crest, a leopard pass. sa. bezantee, ducally gorged and chained or, holding in the dexter paw a trefoil, slipped, vert. Supporters, two leopards sa. bezantee, ducally gorged and chained or. Motto, Je n'oublierai jamais.
Page 88 - London] quarterly ; first and fourth, gyronny of eight or and sa. ; second and third, ar. a ship with one mast, her sails furled, and oars in . action sa. Campbell, [Hounslow, Midd.] The same. CAMPS, [London. Granted, 2 ./;////, 1604] sa. a chev. betw. three griffins...
Page 22 - ... escutcheons, and this framework was ornamented with ribbons, palm branches, or festoons. ' The prominent or high-relief portions of this frame were not set close to the edges of the escutcheons, but between it and them ; an interval of flat-patterned surface nearly always intervened, in which, as upon a wall, the actual shield was embedded. This we shall call the lining of the armorial frame ; and we shall find this lining is usually imbricated with a pattern of fish-scales, one upon another,...
Page 99 - ... confine his loans to those who would follow it. This reminds me of a very nicely put passage of Lord de Tabley's, apropos of the subject of book-borrowing in general : — ' Now this batch of mottoes raises the point, whether valuable books should be lent to persons who treat volumes like coal scuttles; who perpetrate such atrocities as moistening their thumbs to turn a page over ; who hold a fine binding before a roaring fire ; who, horribile dictu, read at breakfast, and use, as a book-marker,...

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