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Day, Robert
Day, Robert
OriginatorDay, Robert
DesignerSherborn, Charles William, 1831-1912
EngraverSherborn, Charles William, 1831-1912
StyleBook plate
Bookplate TypeMixed (Pictorial/Armorial)
Bookplate FunctionOwnership
Institutional or PersonalPersonal
Dimensions86x115 mm
Coverage-SpatialCork (Ireland)
Bookplate TextROBERT DAY J.P. | F.S.A. M.R.I.A. | 1894 / CWS 1894 / EX LIBRIS / [on ribbon:] SIC ITUR AD ASTRA / [on open book:] Ex libris Album
DescriptionWithin an elaborate carved frame, a plaque with coat of arms. Escutcheon: per chevron or and azure, three mullets countercharged, over all, a crescent countercharged for difference. Crest: two hands conjoined proper fixed to a pair of wings, the dexter wings or charged with a mullet azure, sinister wings azure charged with crescent or. Motto: Sic itur ad astra (Thus you shall go to the stars). Frame: Half naked woman, a quill in one hand leans on a manuscript placed on the armorial plaque near a burning oil lamp; objects depicted from lower left, counterclockwise: compass, within which a pelican in her piety, an Irish harp, open "Ex libris album', medal, case of coins or medals, cornice piece, paintings.
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 Identifierexlibris0221.jp2
RepositoryUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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