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Armorial Bookplates

Armorial Bookplates, England

Some armorial bookplates from the John Johnson collection of 19th century ephemera, held by the Bodleian Library at Oxford University. (John Johnson was the printer at the Oxford University Press). The owner of plates 1 and 2 would have been Gilbert Chisholm, plate 4 definitely belonged to John Scott Chisholme and plate 3 could be either.
These are bookplates, not actual arms, and of the group the only one close to being matriculated at the Lyon Court would be plate 4.

Motto: VI ET VIRTUTE
Iconography: Or a boar's head couped, within a bordure nebuly azure. Crest, a dexter arm in armour, holding a scimitar in bend, all purpure.

Motto: VI ET VIRTUTE
Iconography: Gules a boar's head and neck couped argent within a bordure nebuly azure.

Motto: VI ET VIRTUTE
Iconography: Gules a wolf's head couped argent. Crest, an arm in armour embowed, holding a scimitar in bend, all purpure.



Motto: VI ET VIRTUTE
CHISHOLM & STIRCHES/OF THAT ILK/1296

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