Still Image

Bookplate for Philip Greely Brown

circa 1897 / Creator Unknown

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A heraldic-style bookplate in black ink on ivory paper. There is a coat of arms in the center consisting of a shield with a picture of a single-masted ship on the ocean. The shield is overlaid on an anchor with an eagle perched on top of it, and flanked by two stylized fish. Surrounding this is a circle with the text "Resuram. Sigillum Civitatis Portlandiae," which translates loosely from Latin to "I will open it. Seal of the State of Portland." Beneath is a name banner and the originator's signature.

~ “Bookplate for Philip Greely Brown,” Portsmouth Public Library's Online Archives, accessed September 21, 2023, https://portsmouthexhibits.org/items/show/1849.

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Title

Bookplate for Philip Greely Brown

Subject

Bookplates

Description

A heraldic-style bookplate in black ink on ivory paper. There is a coat of arms in the center consisting of a shield with a picture of a single-masted ship on the ocean. The shield is overlaid on an anchor with an eagle perched on top of it, and flanked by two stylized fish. Surrounding this is a circle with the text "Resuram. Sigillum Civitatis Portlandiae," which translates loosely from Latin to "I will open it. Seal of the State of Portland." Beneath is a name banner and the originator's signature.

Source

Helen Pearson Bookplate Collection

Publisher

Portsmouth Public Library, Special Collections

Date

circa 1897

Contributor

Pearson, Helen (1870-1949)

Format

Jpg derived from Tif

Language

eng
lat

Type

StillImage

Identifier

PPL-MS: 1925.1.024

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Paper

Physical Dimensions

4 and ½”H x 2 and ¾”W