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Shapland & Petter motto bookcase 1


Code: 10435

An oak Arts & Crafts part glazed open bookcase by Shapland & Petter of Barnstaple, Devon, with copper repousse panel and motto inscription, “Reading Maketh A Full Man”. The quotation is from Sir Francis Bacons (English author, courtier and philosopher, 1561-1626) Of Studies in 1597; “Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man”. Similar bookcase illustrated in “Shapland & Petter Ltd” by Daryl Bennett page 61 ill.4.37; bookcase model R1463 h: 55” d: 13” w: 45”