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[DENMARK]. CHRISTIAN V, King of Danmark. Elefant, Ridder Ordens Statuter. N.p., n.d. [Copenhagen, 1693].
2 parts in one volume, 2o (342 x 216 mm). Text in Danish and Latin. Engraved titles, two engraved portraits of Christian V and engraved vignettes. Contemporary red morocco gilt, in centers the large crowned monogram of Christian V surrounded by the chains of the Orders of the Danneborg and the Elefant within a double gilt panel with floral design mitred to the center by a double fillet, two panels gilt lettered "Elefant Ridder Ordens" "Statuter," spine in six compartments, each with small floral design, 5in. WAX SEAL OF ROYAL ARMS in wooden case pendant on braided cord from foot of spine (lid missing), decorated endpapers signed GP Wilhelm in Leipzig (covers slightly bowing, minor staining, short crack to foot of spine).
The Statues of the order of the Knights of the Elephant is the highest Danish Order. The magnificent binding is presumably by the Danish royal binder Johann Boppenhausen.
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