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Decorative Bookplate – John Linley Peel

Description

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

Son of John Arthur Peel, a dentist’s assistant of Halifax, and his wife Laura Linley, John Linley Peel was born in 1903 and died in 1966. A freemason, he was the author of a history of Facula Lodge, No 4825, 1926-51.  His library, including some heraldic books, appears to have been purchased by RFG Hollett, bookseller of Sedbergh.

Arms:

While this can be blazoned as a coat of arms viz. a sheaf of three arrows points down banded with a ribbon in chief two roses, it is probably only symbolic, using the arrows, one of the charges born by some Peel families, as a reference to his surname, and the roses to show his Yorkshire origins.

History

The book was purchased in 1986. The bookplate features in all nine volumes.

Accession number

CCWSH:0205-0213

Date

1763

Author

Laurence Sterne

Publisher

Printed for R. Dodsley & J. Dodsley

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