A Guide to the Study of Book-plates (ex-libris)

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Elkin Mathews & John Lane at the Sign of the Bodley Head, 1880 - Bookplate designers - 238 pages

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Page 30 - 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 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 45 - ... engaged in instructing six Cupids, who appear to be industriously following her injunctions. One of these is painting in oils, with an easel before him and a palet on his thumb ; the goddess with her left hand points out some defect in his work, and apparently explains how it may be remedied. Another Cupid plays the harp ; two more sit on the frame of the design, weaving flowing festoons ; another, also on the frame, near a celestial globe, copies the picture of a fluteplaying satyr which a sixth...
Page 123 - 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 78 - 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 24 - ... 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 82 - ... chev. betw. three unicorns' heads, erased, ar. armed and maned or, as many mullets sa. for Ker; second and third, gu. three mascles or, for Weapont. — Crest, a unicorn's head, erased, ar. armed and maned or. Supporteis, two Savages, wreathed about the head and. waist with oak-leaves, each holding with the exterior hand a club resting upon the shoulder, all ppr. Motto, Pro Christo et patria, dulce periculum.
Page 163 - Crest, a wivern, wings elevated, vert, holding in the mouth a sinister hand couped at the wrist, gu.
Page 162 - ... made to his skill as an artist, of which we have a specimen in his etching of Dr. William King, archbishop of Dublin, in a wig and cap, of which portrait a copy has been made by Richardson. One of his contemporaries tells us, that " O'Hara was so remarkably tall, that, among his intimate friends in Ireland, he was nicknamed

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