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Russell, J. Scott (John Scott), 1808-1882.
Russell, J. Scott (John Scott), 1808-1882.
OriginatorRussell, J. Scott (John Scott), 1808-1882.
DesignerLeighton, John
StyleBook plate
Bookplate TypeArmorial
Bookplate FunctionOwnership
Institutional or PersonalPersonal
Dimensions77x101 mm
Bookplate Textdepressvs | extollor / IOHN SCOTT RVSSELL
DescriptionShip at sea with sails furled, bearing large escutcheon and banner with motto: depressus extollor. Owner's monogram on ship.
Note[1] Motto: "Depressus extollor" = Having been depressed, I am now exalted [2] Designer's name from Hamilton. [3] Russell "built the ill-fated Leviathan, afterwards known as the Great Eastern, which was unfortunate from it very birth; he published a mighty work in three enormous volumes on naval architecture, which was not a success, and he built the vast dome of the Vienna Exhibition in 1873, which was." (Hamilton)
ReferenceHamilton, Walter, Dated book-plates. London, 1895, p. 117.
RightsRare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; For more information, please contact the Rare Book and Manuscript Library:
Collection TitleJohn Starr Stewart Ex Libris Collection
Local Identifierexlibris0884.jp2
RepositoryUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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