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Armorial Bookplate – Robert Willis Blencowe


The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman in nine volumes, 1761

There were two people named Robert Willis Blencowe. The first was a doctor in Northampton, the son of Robert Blencowe and his wife Margaret Danvers born 1766, educated at Brasenose College, Oxford, married 1789 Penelope, daughter of Sir George Robinson, and died 1842. His son, of The Hooke, Sussex, with the same name was born 1791, educated at Oriel College, Oxford, married 1815 Charlotte Elizabeth, daughter of the Revd Henry Poole, and died 1874.


Gules a canton Argent


A human heart Gules pierced by a sword in pale argent pomelled and hilte Or between two wings expanded Argent


The set was purchased in 1986. The bookplate only features in volume 3.

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Laurence Sterne


Printed for R. Dodsley & J. Dodsley.

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