Richard Campbell Bazell Bookplate

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Armorial Bookplate – Richard Campbell Bazett


The Sermons of Mr Yorick 12th Edition

Richard Campbell Bazett was an East Indies merchant and member of the East India Company. He was born on St Helena in 1766, the son of Matthew Bazett and Eleanor Beale. His first wife, whom he married in Calcutta in 1790, was Margaret Ann Hampton. He divorced her by Act of Parliament so that he could marry Sarah Barker in 1809 in the Cape of Good Hope, and she was the mother of his two sons and two daughters. He died in 1833 at Sewardstone Lodge, Waltham Abbey, Essex, and is buried in Marylebone, London.


Argent on a chevron between three hunting horns Azure garnished, or three fleur de lis Argent


A griffin sergeant gules powdered with fleur de lis a collar with a chain attached reflexed over the back.


L’esperance nous soutiens (Hope lifts us up)

Arms were granted by the College of Arms to Henry, son of John Bazett of the Island of St Helena in 1786. The arms on the bookplate are a variation of the arms borne by a Bassett family of Essex.

Object history

The set, bound in vellum, was purchased in 1986 and the bookplate features in all seven volumes.

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Height 161mm
Weight 104mm


Laurence Sterne




Printed for J. Dodsley