Tuesday, 21 January 2014

The Bookplate of Philip Bliss

The bookplate of Philip Bliss is not particularly in good condition but I am nevertheless pleased to have it because of the man and, if I’m honest, it has a sort of Cheshire look about it too. Franks 2840.

 The Bookplate of Philip Bliss

Arms: Argent, on a bend cottissed Azure three garbs Or:
Crest, A garb Or.
A brief biography can be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_Bliss_%28academic%29

 Here is a second scan of the same bookplate (this time in greyscale).

The Bookplate of Philip Bliss


A brief biography can be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_Bliss_%28academic%29



 philip_bliss.jpg

A portrait of Philip Bliss, Registrar of the University of Oxford from 1824 to 1853 and Principal of St Mary Hall from 1848 to 1857. The original portrait is at Oriel College, Oxford.
Date  Painting undated, but from before Bliss's death in 1857
Source  http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/2654 Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Artist: John Bridges (fl. 1818 – 1854)

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