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Bookplate for Mary Rawson Amen Memorial Collection

Date Unknown / Creator Unknown

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A heraldic bookplate in black ink on ivory paper with a patterned border. The shield is charged with a four-cornered castle on a field of blue and black parted horizontally. Above it is a wreath topped by a left-facing black bird's head holding a ring in its beak. The motto "Laus Virtutis Actio," which loosely translates from Latin to "Praise the power of action," appears on a banner beneath the shield. Beneath the image is the inscription "Mary Rawson Amen Memorial Collection The Gift of Harlan Page Amen."

~ “Bookplate for Mary Rawson Amen Memorial Collection,” Portsmouth Public Library's Online Archives, accessed July 13, 2024, https://portsmouthexhibits.org/items/show/1868.

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Title

Bookplate for Mary Rawson Amen Memorial Collection

Subject

Bookplates

Description

A heraldic bookplate in black ink on ivory paper with a patterned border. The shield is charged with a four-cornered castle on a field of blue and black parted horizontally. Above it is a wreath topped by a left-facing black bird's head holding a ring in its beak. The motto "Laus Virtutis Actio," which loosely translates from Latin to "Praise the power of action," appears on a banner beneath the shield. Beneath the image is the inscription "Mary Rawson Amen Memorial Collection The Gift of Harlan Page Amen."

Source

The Helen Pearson Bookplate Collection

Publisher

Portsmouth Public Library, Special Collections

Contributor

Pearson, Helen (1870-1949)

Format

Jpg derived from Tif

Language

eng

Type

Stillimage

Identifier

PPL-MS: 1925.1.005

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Original Format

Paper

Physical Dimensions

3 and ¼”H x 2 and ½”W