Wednesday, 10 June 2020
Here is one for the detectives. This mystery bookplate is in a copy of "A Catalogue of British Family Histories" acquired for the princely sum of £2 (I would not have bought the book had it not included the bookplate!). As you can see, it has at some point in its history been wantonly vandalised to remove the name of the original owner!
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For the mystery bookplate, likely a member of the Alcock family, see Bishop Alcock of Ely and Jesus College.ReplyDelete
Burke records the addition of a bordure Gules charged with eight crowns Or for the bishop of Ely. It is however, likely to be Alcock.ReplyDelete