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Stevens, Henry, 1819-1886
Stevens, Henry, 1819-1886
OriginatorStevens, Henry, 1819-1886
Printing CompanyWaltons' Press
StyleBook plate
Bookplate TypePictorial
Bookplate FunctionOwnership
Institutional or PersonalPersonal
Dimensions93x150 mm
Coverage-SpatialBarnet (Vt.)
Bookplate Text[banner:] FREEDOM | VERMONT | & UNITY / [text:] HENRY STEVENS, / Barnet, Vt. / In Paradise, the tree / Of knowledge was the pride; / By God's supreme decree, / The man who eat--then died. / But Heaven in mercy since / Does him who tastes forgive; / To know is no offence; / Now, he who eats--shall live. / Waltons' Press, Montpelier, Vt.
DescriptionChippendale shield, with version of Vermont State seal, and 8-line poem. Escutcheon: "In chief mountains behind a pine; a river fessways. In base a cow facing three garbs" (Bolton). Crest: a stag's head contourné. Vermont motto: Freedom & Unity.
Note[1] In ms around arms: 'No. 121'. [2] Allen identifies this Henry Stevens as "The famous bibliographer".
ReferenceBolton's American armory (1927), p. 156; Allen, American Book-plates (1894), no. 822
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 Identifierexlibris0991.jp2
RepositoryUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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