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5 February 2017

Bookplate: Peter Duncan Esslemont (1935-2011)

I recently had the privilege of being “enclothed” as a Liveryman of The Worshipful Company of Scriveners of the City of London.  In anticipation of that event, I ordered a copy of Brian Brooks & Cecil Humphery-Smith’s A History of The Worshipful Company of Scriveners of London (2001) via World of Books Ltd. When I settled down to start reading the history I was delighted to find that the book contained the bookplate of Peter Duncan Esslemont.  I knew of Peter through my membership of The White Lion Society and The Heraldry Society.  Peter became a Liveryman of the Scriveners in 1986 and was due to become Master in 2011 but ill health stopped him taking office.

 

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Arms: Or a rocky mount with verdure its base in the form of an ‘S’ the convex part to the dexter and the concave part to the sinister all proper on a chief Azure a garb also Or banded Gules between two boars’ heads couped Or.
Crest: A lymphad Azure mast rigging and sails furled proper and flagged Gules.
Motto: Semper Providere

Matriculated in the Court of the Lord Lyon, 21 March 1979.

The Arms are an excellent example of modern punning.

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