[Sir Robert Peel, Tory Prime Minister and creator of the Metropolitan Police.] Armorial 'Drayton Manor' bookplate of 'Right Honble. Sir Robert Peel, Bart.'

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Sir Robert Peel (1788-1850), Tory Prime Minister and creator of the Metropolitan Police
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Dating from after 1830, when Peel inherited the baronetcy from his father.
£100.00
SKU: 21660

Peel's father Sir Robert Peel (1750-1830), 1st Baronet, took possession of Drayton Manor, Tamworth, in 1796, and the family moved in four years later. The bookplate cannot be the father's, as he was not a 'Right Honble.' member of the Privy Council, while his son was. The bookplate is a black and white steel-engraving on an 8 x 6 cm slip of paper. In fair condition, aged and worn, with light diagonal crease. The arms are topped by the words 'Drayton Manor', with 'Right Honble. | Sir Robert Peel, Bart.' at foot. The arms, designed by the Prime Minister's grandfather and establisher of the Peel fortune, Robert 'Parsley' Peel (1723-1795), a dealer (chapman) in linen and cotton cloth. The escutcheon carries three sheaves of three arrows each, a 'bee volant', with a hand at centre. The crest is a 'demi lion rampant', 'gorged with a collar', holding between its front paws a shuttle. The motto is 'INDUSTRIA'.