MA of the University of Cambridge
Linley Wood, Talke, Staffordshire
Niti Facere Experiri (Trusted to act with experience)
Two other bookplates belonging to James Stamford Caldwell are know however these have to date never been found inside any of his books. All his books from the Linley Wood library have the bookplate above or a very similar version.
The coat of arms has a row of three cold wells over a stage head for Caldwell. A guantlet holding a sword hilt is for Stamford. At the top is a Caldwell lion with a cold well between its front paws.
Quarterly: 1st and 4th, per pale sable and very, a stag’s head couped argent, in chief three cold wells proper, for Caldwell; 2nd and 3rd, argent, two bars azure on a canton gules, a gauntlet grasping a broken sword proper hilt and pommel gold, for Stamford. A lion couchant argent holding between the paws a cold well proper.
(bookplate list Caldwell) (James Stamford Caldwell) (List of Books in the Linley Wood library)