Poems on Several Occasions
De Beer Eb 1757 B
Printed for R. and J. Dodsley; J. Newbery; and W. Reeve
The bookplate of Sir Joseph Mawbey, 1st Baronet (1730–1798) on display in this copy of Samuel Boyce’s Poems on Several Occasions (1757) is a classic example of an armorial bookplate. It contains whispy mantling, the presence of a motto (Auriga Virtutum Prudentia; Prudence is the directress of the virtues), the name below, equally decorated, and is quartered. Mawbey was created a baronet in 1765, and perhaps this bookplate was engraved to celebrate that occasion.
Samuel Boyce, “Poems on Several Occasions,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed August 6, 2021, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/11477.
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