LOT 309
SOLD €300,00

[Fine bindings] Gilt British Royal Coat of Arms

A variation on the coat of arms used by Elizabeth I. 19th cent. calf w. (both upper and lower covers) gilt shield of King Henry IV bearing the three lions passant guardant (representing England), quartered with the fleur-de-lys (representing France); surrounded by the motto "Honi soit qui mal y pense" (Anglo-Normand for "Shame on whomsoever would think badly of it"), the moto of the Order of the Garter (British chivalric order); on the sides are the English Royal Lion and the Welsh Dragon; lacking the usual "Semper eadam"or "Dieu et mon droit" below (as in the Elizabethan coat of arms); gilt borders and turn-ins, a.e.g. Signature of G.S. Barrow upper flyleaf, dated 1822. On: C. Plinii Caecilii Secundi Epistolarum Libri X. Leiden/ Rott., Hackiana, 1669.

Outer joints sl. worn, a few rubbed spots, some sl. discol.

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