Hobson, Geoffrey Dudley (1882 -1949)

An important historian of bookbinding during the first half of the twentieth century, Geoffrey Dudley Hobson, was an employee of the auction house Sotheby’s in London. He produced several works of lasting significance on early English bindings, including English bindings before 1500 (1929); English bindings 1490-1940 in the Library of J.R. Abbey (1940); and Blind-stamped panels in the English book-trade c. 1485-1555 (1944). His son Anthony Robert Alwyn Hobson (1922-2016) continued his work.
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Motto: Fortitudine Deo
Helmet: Esquire
Crest: A panther’s head erased affronty breathing fire from its mouth and ears its neck transfixed by an arrow, gorged with a collar checky
Arms: On a chevron invected azure between three roundels azure three quatrefoils and a chief vair
Heraldic Charges: arrow, Heraldic Charges: chevron invected, on a, Heraldic Charges: panther's head, Heraldic Charges: quatrefoils (3), Heraldic Charges: roundels (3), Heraldic Charges: vair
Motto: Fortitudine Deo
Helmet: Esquire
Crest: A panther’s head erased affronty breathing fire from its mouth and ears its neck transfixed by an arrow, gorged with a collar checky
Arms: On a chevron invected azure between three roundels azure three quatrefoils and a chief vair
Heraldic Charges: arrow, Heraldic Charges: chevron invected, on a, Heraldic Charges: panther's head, Heraldic Charges: quatrefoils (3), Heraldic Charges: roundels (3), Heraldic Charges: vair
Monogram: G D H