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Collection of several thousand coats of arms that were cut out of other publications and ordered according to the subject, bound in 12 books.
Germany and France, first half of the 19th centruy. 12 volumes. Most oblong, full vellum with name of subject in ink on front cover. Good condition. Most coat-of-arms are printed, some manuscript. Exlibris of Edw. Huydecoper van Nigtevecht, Dr. M. Niemeijer (1954), Daniel de Bruin, Jac. Hooft Graafland. This huge collection coats-of-arms is arranged according to subject, such as animals and tools. They date from as early as 1318. It was purchased by Edw. Huydecoper van Nigtevecht at an auction of F. Muller on 14/15 June 1858 from the collection of O. Keer for the sum of NLG 13,50, according to an inscription in the first volume. The coats-of-arms are ordered as followed: 1. Humans and fourlegged animals (French and German) 2. animals (mainly French) 3. Birds and other animals (mainly French) 4. Plants (French and German) 5. Sun, moon, stars, fire (mainly French) 6. Instruments (mainly French) 7. Crosses, balls (French and German) 8. Humans and animals (mainly German) 9. Other animals (mainly German) 10. Staves, balls (mainly German) 11. Lines and symbols (mainly German) 12. Fish (French, German and others) H186
      [Bookseller: Historisch Antiquariaat A.G. van der Ste]
Last Found On: 2017-08-22           Check availability:      Biblio    

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