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STRADA, Octavius de (1550-1612). Simbola Romanorum Pontificum, Imperatorum Occidentalis, et Orientalis, Regumque Hispaniarum, Galliarum, Anglorum, Scotorum, Portugalensium [etc]. Autograph(?) manuscript on paper, dedicatory epistle signed to Charles Emmanuel I of Savoy, the 300 symbols and mottoes of popes, emperors and monarchs neatly drawn and lettered in purple ink within brown roundels on 75 leaves, 4to (253 x 175mm), rectos only, index on a further 29 leaves, 19th-century olive green morocco. Provenance: Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex (1773-1843, sixth son of George III, armorial bookplate) – Henry Huth (1815-1878, label); his sale, Sotheby’s, 1 to 9 July 1918, bt by Bernard Quaritch – Allan H. Bright (ex libris).
STRADA, Octavius de (1550-1612). Simbola Romanorum Pontificum, Imperatorum Occidentalis, et Orientalis, Regumque Hispaniarum, Galliarum, Anglorum, Scotorum, Portugalensium [etc]. Autograph(?) manuscript on paper, dedicatory epistle signed to Charles Emmanuel I of Savoy, the 300 symbols and mottoes of popes, emperors and monarchs neatly drawn and lettered in purple ink within brown roundels on 75 leaves, 4to (253 x 175mm), rectos only, index on a further 29 leaves, 19th-century olive green morocco. Provenance: Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex (1773-1843, sixth son of George III, armorial bookplate) – Henry Huth (1815-1878, label); his sale, Sotheby’s, 1 to 9 July 1918, bt by Bernard Quaritch – Allan H. Bright (ex libris).
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STRADA, Octavius de (1550-1612). Simbola Romanorum Pontificum, Imperatorum Occidentalis, et Orientalis, Regumque Hispaniarum, Galliarum, Anglorum, Scotorum, Portugalensium [etc]. Autograph(?) manuscript on paper, dedicatory epistle signed to Charles Emmanuel I of Savoy, the 300 symbols and mottoes of popes, emperors and monarchs neatly drawn and lettered in purple ink within brown roundels on 75 leaves, 4to (253 x 175mm), rectos only, index on a further 29 leaves, 19th-century olive green morocco. Provenance: Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex (1773-1843, sixth son of George III, armorial bookplate) – Henry Huth (1815-1878, label); his sale, Sotheby’s, 1 to 9 July 1918, bt by Bernard Quaritch – Allan H. Bright (ex libris).

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STRADA, Octavius de (1550-1612). Simbola Romanorum Pontificum, Imperatorum Occidentalis, et Orientalis, Regumque Hispaniarum, Galliarum, Anglorum, Scotorum, Portugalensium [etc]. Autograph(?) manuscript on paper, dedicatory epistle signed to Charles Emmanuel I of Savoy, the 300 symbols and mottoes of popes, emperors and monarchs neatly drawn and lettered in purple ink within brown roundels on 75 leaves, 4to (253 x 175mm), rectos only, index on a further 29 leaves, 19th-century olive green morocco. Provenance: Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex (1773-1843, sixth son of George III, armorial bookplate) – Henry Huth (1815-1878, label); his sale, Sotheby’s, 1 to 9 July 1918, bt by Bernard Quaritch – Allan H. Bright (ex libris).

A number of manuscripts of Strada’s symbols survive: the hand of the present manuscript is particularly close to that of a copy in the Universitätsbibliothek Augsburg (Sign. Cod.II.3.2.14; cf. also Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main, Neuzeitliche Handschriften, Ms. Lat. Qu. 2, a manuscript presented to the City of Frankfurt).

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