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J.A.C. Harrison, bookplate designer and engraver

John Harrison was an eminent engraver of bookplates and stamps.


Date: 1919
Plate size: 136 x 106 mm
Design: 104 x 75 mm max.
Designer: J.A.C. Harrison
Signed: initials JACH superimposed in scroll above 'QUIDQUID', with 19 either side; and signed in pencil at lower margin, within plate mark, 'John A.C. Harrison fecit.'
Proof: AH

Notes: Although this design shows what may be the ruins of Thirlwall (no 'a') Castle in Northumberland, I suspect that this bookplate was designed for the bookplate collector and writer on bookplates, Frederick James Thairlwall, a member of the Council of the Bookplate Society. A boars head denotes bravery.
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