The bookplate and title page (coming) from the Dictionnaire François-Anglois & Anglois-François by Louis Chambaud, London, 1815. I have the new edtion, with corrections and augmented by J. Th. Des Carrierès, maître-ès-arts de l’université de paris.
The same bookplate is pasted into each of the four volumes. It has an heraldic crest, family shield, or coat of arms, with the motto tenax in fide, which is, “Steadfast in [the] faith” and is the motto of the Smith family. The name ‘Abel Smith’ appears under the crest, and this may be Abel Smith of Woodhall Park, born 17th July 1788 and died 23rd February 1859; a theory strengthened by [...] [more...]
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