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Tooke, William, 1777-1863
Tooke, William, 1777-1863
OriginatorTooke, William, 1777-1863
StyleBook plate
Bookplate TypeArmorial
Bookplate FunctionOwnership
Institutional or PersonalPersonal
Dimensions70x94 mm
Bookplate Text[motto:] MILITIA MEA MULTIPLEX / William Tooke, F.R.S.
DescriptionCoat of arms. Escutcheon parted per pale: Dexter, per chevron sable (black) and argent (silver) three griffins' heads erased counterchanged (colors reversed), for Tooke; Sinister, or, three piles in point azure (blue), bordure engrailed erminois, for Orr(?). Crest: A griffin's head erased per chevron argent and sable... holding in the beak a sword erect. Motto: Militia mea multiplex
Note[1] Description of arms derived from Burke; motto ascribed to Toke: Militia mea multiplex = My warfare is manifold
ReferenceBurke, Bernard. The General armory ... (London, 1884), p. 763, 1017, 1019.
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 Identifierexlibris1223.jp2
RepositoryUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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