Philip Powys (1704-1779)
I discovered this bookplate, two of them in fact, in August 2004 in a
spare copy of one of the small books by my gt-gt-grandfather. The
book had been owned by Rev C R Powys, his half-brother; I presume
that CRP had discovered them himself and put them there for safe
The curious things about these bookplates (they are identical, both off the same press) are:
First it is likely that this spelling error is by the engravers, though this spelling was used by others in the 17th century.My conclusion is that these two bookplates were Philip Powys' who lived from 1704 to 1779 and served once as High Sheriff of Oxfordshire.
Further I surmise that this pair was a printer's proof and was probably rejected because of the two errors, the knight's helm and the misspelt surname. But they have survived for three centuries!