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Shelfmark 168i30
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Author
Title Meditationum ac precationum Christianarum libellus, etc. Lugduni [J. Crespin] : [Geneva], 1552. [book was printed in 1552 and that the date was altered in manuscript to 1570.]
Place of Publication Lyons [Geneva]
Date of Publication 1552
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Shelfmark 168i30
Upper and lower cover and spine
Country England
Period 16c
Colour Red; multi-coloured
Cover Material Velvet
Decorative Technique Painted; Enamelled
Style/Type Armorial; Centre and cornerpiece; Floral
Edges Gilt; Gauffered
Bookbinder
Ownership mark Elizabeth I, Queen of England (1558-1603)
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Shelfmark 168i30
Tail edge
Country England
Period 16c
Colour Red; multi-coloured
Cover Material Velvet
Decorative Technique Painted; Enamelled
Style/Type Armorial; Centre and cornerpiece; Floral
Edges Gilt; Gauffered
Bookbinder
Ownership mark Elizabeth I, Queen of England (1558-1603)
Reference
Notes


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Fore edge and clasp

Shelfmark 168i30
Fore edge and clasp
Country England
Period 16c
Colour Red; multi-coloured
Cover Material Velvet
Decorative Technique Painted; Enamelled
Style/Type Armorial; Centre and cornerpiece; Floral
Edges Gilt; Gauffered
Bookbinder
Ownership mark Elizabeth I, Queen of England (1558-1603)
Reference
Notes


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Upper cover

Shelfmark 168i30
Upper cover
Country England
Period 16c
Colour Red; multi-coloured
Cover Material Velvet
Decorative Technique Painted; Enamelled
Style/Type Centre and cornerpiece; Floral; Armorial
Edges Gilt & gauffered
Bookbinder
Ownership mark Elizabeth I, Queen of England (1558-1603)
Reference See W Y Fletcher, English Bookbindings in the British Museum, London, 1895, pl. xix C Davenport, Royal bindings, 1896, pp.36-7 fig 9. H. M. Nixon in the Scholderer Festschrift 1970 .
Notes 2 pairs of clasps (only 1 remains) catching on to the lower cover and other metalwork painted with coloured enamels. From the private library of Elizabeth I. Restricted item. Upper cover nearly detached. Ink ms notes on verso of upper free endleaf; Libellous Orationum Elizabethae Reginae Anglia etc [?] 1585


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Shelfmark C24a22
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Author GRANT Edwardus
Title Graecae Linguae Spicilegium
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 1575
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Shelfmark C24a22
Upper cover
Country England
Period 16c
Colour Brown
Cover Material Calf
Decorative Technique
Style/Type Armorial; Centre and cornerpiece; Semis, background of small tools
Edges
Bookbinder
Ownership mark Elizabeth I, Queen of England (1558-1603)
Reference To research armorials see British Armorial Bindings Database sponsored jointly by the Bibliographical Society and the University of Toronto http://armorial.library.utoronto.ca
Notes With the arms of Elizabeth I. In a contemporary English binding of gold tooled calf, stamped with the royal arms.



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Shelfmark c17a14
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Author New Testament Greek
Title Nouum Testamentum
Place of Publication [Geneva]
Date of Publication 1576
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Shelfmark c17a14
Upper cover
Country England
Period 16c
Colour White; multi-coloured; Silver
Cover Material Satin
Decorative Technique Embroidered
Style/Type Armorial
Edges
Bookbinder
Ownership mark Elizabeth I, Queen of England (1558-1603)
Reference To research armorials see British Armorial Bindings Database sponsored jointly by the Bibliographical Society and the University of Toronto http://armorial.library.utoronto.ca
Notes With the arms of Elizabeth I. With silver threads. Rebacked.



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Shelfmark C24b8
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Author PARKER Matthew Archbishop of Canterbury
Title De antiquitate Britannicae Ecclesiae & Priuilegiis Ecclesiae Cantuariensis, cum Archiepiscopis eiusdem 70. [By Matthew Parker, Archbishop of Canterbury, assisted by G. Ackworth and J. Josceline.] Matthew Parker, 1504-1575. Londoni : In ædibus Iohannis Daij, 1572.
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 1572
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Upper cover

Shelfmark C24b8
Upper cover
Country England
Period 16c
Colour Green; Gold; Silver; multi-coloured
Cover Material Velvet
Decorative Technique Embroidered
Style/Type Pictorial; Presentation; Deer motif
Edges Gilt
Bookbinder
Ownership mark Elizabeth I, Queen of England (1558-1603)
Reference Bindings for Matthew Parker see Mirjam Foot, Some English archbishops and their bindings in Lambeth Palace Library Annual Review, 2015.
Notes A presentation copy to Queen Elizabeth bound in embroidered velvet. In this copy the two titlepages and the leaf containing the arms of the bishoprics are on vellum, the woodcut borders of which are illuminated, and the arms throughout the volume are emblazoned in gold and colours. It contains the leaf bearing the woodcut of the public schools at Cambridge, and also two leaves containing the list of books given by the Archbishop to the University of Cambridge, and a leaf of errata.


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Shelfmark c82f11
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Author CYRIL, Saint, Patriarch of Alexandria
Title Diui Cyrilli ... Commentariorum in Hesaiam prophetam libri quinque
Place of Publication Basel
Date of Publication 1563
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Shelfmark c82f11
Upper cover
Country England
Period 16c
Colour Brown
Cover Material Calf
Decorative Technique Tooled in gold
Style/Type Presentation; Centre and cornerpiece
Edges Gilt
Bookbinder Initial binder
Ownership mark Elizabeth I, Queen of England (1558-1603)
Reference H M Nixon, Five Centuries of English Bookbinding, London, 1978, n. 19. H. M. Nixon, “Elizabethan Gold-tooled Bindings,” Essays in honour of Victor Scholderer (Mainz 1970)
Notes Rebacked.



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Shelfmark Davis397
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Author Gilles
Title Annales et croniques de France, vol I, Paris:G Buon, 1562, ruled in red. Folio
Place of Publication Paris
Date of Publication 1562
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Shelfmark Davis397
Upper cover
Country France
Period 16c
Colour Brown
Cover Material Calf
Decorative Technique Tooled in gold; Painted
Style/Type Armorial; Interlacing ribbon/strapwork; All over design
Edges Gilt; Gauffered
Bookbinder
Ownership mark Elizabeth I, Queen of England (1558-1603)
Reference M M Foot, The Henry Davis Gift, vol III, p112. Goldschmidt, no 231, pl XCi. See also Davis356, 357. Needham, Twelve centuries, pp 223. For other French 16c bindings see Marie-Pierre Laffitte & Fabienne Le Bars, Reliures royales de la Renaissance, Paris, 1999
Notes Tools used by Malenfant's binder / Claude Picques



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Shelfmark Davis509
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Author Tacitus
Title La vie de .. Agricola.. Par Tacitus. Dedicated to Elizabeth I of England.
Place of Publication [Paris]
Date of Publication [1574]
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Upper cover

Shelfmark Davis509
Upper cover
Country France
Period 16c
Colour Brown
Cover Material Calf
Decorative Technique Tooled in gold
Style/Type Presentation; Fanfare
Edges Gilt
Bookbinder
Ownership mark Elizabeth I, Queen of England (1558-1603)
Reference
Notes C.1580, Paris. For other French 16c bindings see Marie-Pierre Laffitte & Fabienne Le Bars, Reliures royales de la Renaissance, Paris, 1999. May be presentation copy. Upper doublure features gold tooled arms of Queen Elizabeth I of England, the lower doublure features the Tudor rose (tooled in ?silver).



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Shelfmark C20a21
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Author MASCHER Girolamo
Title Il Fiore della Retorica in quattro Libri
Place of Publication Venice
Date of Publication 1560
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Shelfmark C20a21
Upper cover
Country Italy
Period 16c
Colour Red
Cover Material Goatskin (includes morocco, turkey etc)
Decorative Technique Tooled in gold; Painted
Style/Type Armorial
Edges
Bookbinder
Ownership mark Elizabeth I, Queen of England (1558-1603)
Reference
Notes The titlepage and initial capitals are illuminated. A presentation copy to Queen Elizabeth, to whom the work is dedicated, in ornamental binding with :Elisabetta: and the royal arms of England on the covers. Venice. See T de Marinis, La legatura artistica vol II, p.83, n.1674, pl.cccxi.



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Shelfmark c23a9
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Author
Title Bible.Latin Biblia Sacrosancta Testamenti Veteris et Noui ... translata in sermonem Latinum [by Leo Juda and others].
Place of Publication Zurich
Date of Publication 1544
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Shelfmark c23a9
Upper cover
Country England
Period 16c
Colour Green
Cover Material Velvet
Decorative Technique Tooled in gold
Style/Type Armorial; Presentation
Edges Gilt, gauffered and painted
Bookbinder
Ownership mark Elizabeth I, Queen of England (1558-1603)
Reference To research armorials see British Armorial Bindings Database sponsored jointly by the Bibliographical Society and the University of Toronto http://armorial.library.utoronto.ca
Notes Robert Harding suggests possibly commissioned by Vice Chancellor Laurence Humphrey for presentation to Queen Elizabeth at Woodstock September 1575, as it has the coat of arms of Oxford University on the fore edge as well as royal motifs.


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Fore edge

Shelfmark c23a9
Fore edge
Country England
Period 16c
Colour Green
Cover Material Velvet
Decorative Technique Tooled in gold
Style/Type Armorial; Presentation
Edges Gilt, gauffered and painted
Bookbinder
Ownership mark Elizabeth I, Queen of England (1558-1603)
Reference To research armorials see British Armorial Bindings Database sponsored jointly by the Bibliographical Society and the University of Toronto http://armorial.library.utoronto.ca
Notes Robert Harding suggests possibly commissioned by Vice Chancellor Laurence Humphrey for presentation to Queen Elizabeth at Woodstock September 1575, as it has the coat of arms of Oxford University on the fore edge as well as royal motifs.


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Lower cover

Shelfmark c23a9
Lower cover
Country England
Period 16c
Colour Green
Cover Material Velvet
Decorative Technique Tooled in gold
Style/Type Armorial; Presentation
Edges Gilt, gauffered and painted
Bookbinder
Ownership mark Elizabeth I, Queen of England (1558-1603)
Reference To research armorials see British Armorial Bindings Database sponsored jointly by the Bibliographical Society and the University of Toronto http://armorial.library.utoronto.ca
Notes Robert Harding suggests possibly commissioned by Vice Chancellor Laurence Humphrey for presentation to Queen Elizabeth at Woodstock September 1575, as it has the coat of arms of Oxford University on the fore edge as well as royal motifs.


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Fore edge and top edge

Shelfmark c23a9
Fore edge and top edge
Country England
Period 16c
Colour Green
Cover Material Velvet
Decorative Technique Tooled in gold
Style/Type Armorial; Presentation
Edges Gilt, gauffered and painted
Bookbinder
Ownership mark Elizabeth I, Queen of England (1558-1603)
Reference To research armorials see British Armorial Bindings Database sponsored jointly by the Bibliographical Society and the University of Toronto http://armorial.library.utoronto.ca
Notes Robert Harding suggests possibly commissioned by Vice Chancellor Laurence Humphrey for presentation to Queen Elizabeth at Woodstock September 1575, as it has the coat of arms of Oxford University on the fore edge as well as royal motifs.


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Shelfmark C80a20
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Author GRANT, Edwardus
Title Græcæ Linguæ Spicilegium, ex præstantissimis Grammaticis
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 1575
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Lower cover

Shelfmark C80a20
Lower cover
Country England
Period 16c
Colour Brown
Cover Material Calf
Decorative Technique Tooled in blind; Tooled in gold
Style/Type Armorial; Centre and cornerpiece; Semis, background of small tools
Edges Gilt & gauffered
Bookbinder MacDurnan Gospels Binder
Ownership mark Elizabeth I, Queen of England (1558-1603)
Reference To research armorials see British Armorial Bindings Database sponsored jointly by the Bibliographical Society and the University of Toronto http://armorial.library.utoronto.ca
Notes Author’s presentation copy to Elizabeth I, with a MS. letter to the queen inserted. Traces of 2 pairs of ties.


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Shelfmark C80a20
Fore edge
Country England
Period 16c
Colour Brown
Cover Material Calf
Decorative Technique Tooled in blind; Tooled in gold
Style/Type Armorial; Centre and cornerpiece; Semis, background of small tools
Edges Gilt & gauffered
Bookbinder MacDurnan Gospels Binder
Ownership mark Elizabeth I, Queen of England (1558-1603)
Reference Mirjam Foot, Some English archbishops and their bindings in Lambeth Palace Library Annual Review, 2015.To research armorials see British Armorial Bindings Database sponsored jointly by the Bibliographical Society and the University of Toronto http://armorial.library.utoronto.ca
Notes Author’s presentation copy to Elizabeth I, with a MS. letter to the queen inserted. Traces of 2 pairs of ties.


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Shelfmark C80a20
Spine
Country England
Period 16c
Colour Brown
Cover Material Calf
Decorative Technique Tooled in blind; Tooled in gold
Style/Type Armorial; Centre and cornerpiece; Semis, background of small tools
Edges Gilt & gauffered
Bookbinder MacDurnan Gospels Binder
Ownership mark Elizabeth I, Queen of England (1558-1603)
Reference F Bearman et al, Fine and historic bookbindings from the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, 1992, p.58 To research armorials see British Armorial Bindings Database sponsored jointly by the Bibliographical Society and the University of Toronto http://armorial.library.utoronto.ca
Notes Author’s presentation copy to Elizabeth I, with a MS. letter to the queen inserted. Traces of 2 pairs of ties.


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