[Heraldic bookplates collected by David H Graham, and commissioned by people of surnames beginning with G. Part 1. 1700-1800s?]


Arranged alphabetically according to the name of the person for whom the plate was made.

Contains plates made for:

Rev. Robert Gage, Rathlin. Armorial. Motto: Courage sans peur - Courage without fear. The blazon is a statand ram, the shield divided by a saltire cross.

Thomas Gaisford. Armorial with cherubs, and books, and a swag of cloth. On the shield are three hunting dogs (talbots), around a chevron. Noted on surround in type – after Gravelot and J.Pine.

William Dunn Gardner. A seal Armorial with the motto: Fide et amore - With faith and love. There are two family blazon – the left a griffin’s head with two branches of laurel in a saltire cross ; the right two swords in saltire, tied with a key hanging from the centre. Motifs on the shield include: saltire crosses, griffin heads, keys, a lock, hog heads, and a sack

Thomas Giblin. Armorial with motto: Suum Cuique – Each to his own. Artist C. Bruce. C. 1840-1850. The blazon is a statant cat with an arrow behind its head. On the shield are three martlett birds on a bend with arose, and an ermine pattern on the rest of the shield.

Lieut-Col. Alexander K. Gillespie. Pictorial bookplate with artist Nevile Wilkinson noted. The motto: Qui me tanget pœnitebit - Whoever touch me will repent. As blazon, a salient mountain-lion or cat. In the shield, are motifs of an ancient sailing ship, a cross-crosslet fitchee, woman’s faces, a heron feeding its young in its nest, a hand with a dagger, a lattice, wheat, a griffins head, martlett stars.

Gilpin. Typed on the surround – Armorial, curved, sloping shield (tinted), motto on ribbon, dark shaded ground; apparently etched.

Norcliffe Gilpin. Armorial with motto: Dictis Factisque Simplex - Simple in words and deeds. As blazon, an armoured arm holding a laurel branch. In the shield on the left, a boar, to the right a passant lion as chief, with three martlett birds around an engrailed chevron with three cross-crosslets on it.

Michael George Glazebrook. Armorial with the motto: Dum spiro, spero - While I breathe, I hope. As blazon, a demi-lion, rampant with a ducal crown. In the shield are three fleur-de-lis in the chief and a passant lion underneath.

Tho.s Albert Gledstances. Spade shield armorial in a garter, with motto: Fide et virtute - By fidelity and valour. Inside the shield are eight martlett birds surrounding a wreathed man’s head with goutte (droplets) under him. As blazon there is a demi-griffin charged with a sword.

Bonouvrier Glover. An armorial surrounded by a cloak. As blazon, a eagle with wings displayed, and in the shield are three crescents.

Quantity: 10 b&w art print(s).

Physical Description: Engravings, etchings

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The Graham Bookplate Collection; bookplates collected by David H Graham. [1500-1950s] / [Heraldic bookplates collected by David H Graham commissioned for persons whose surnames begin with G or H. 1700-1900s]
10 b&w art print(s), Bookplates, Engravings, Engravings, etchings
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