New to the collection.
Ex Libris Henrici Baronis de Stafford.
Very finely engraved full armorial with two crests, all within the name garter and surmounted by a baron's coronet. Not in the Franks Collection.
Signed (at each end of the motto scroll) CAB in ligature and OJ monogram.
Biographical info: Henry Valentine Stafford-Jerningham, 9th Baron Stafford (1802-1884).
Orlando Jewitt (1799-1869) produced some superb work, noteworthy for the fine detail he achieved on wood. For his details see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orlando_Jewitt.
This bookplate must date between 1851 and 1869.
Dimensions of paper: 114x106mm
Condition: Good albeit bottom corners creased and some small spots on the paper.
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