London, South Kensington
1 June 2009
ELIZABETH I -- PAUSANIAS. Quinque regionum veteris Graeceae description. Volume 2 only. Lyons: Sebastian de Honoratis, 1559. 8° (120 x 80mm). Engraved device on the title. (Dampstain in some gatherings, short worm track in a very few leaves.) Contemporary blind-tooled calf, the sides centred with the badge of Queen Elizabeth (rubbed, the sides crackled, front joint starting); cloth clamshell case. Provenance: Elizabeth I (binding) -- Bernard Quaritch (provenance note laid-in) -- Elswyth Thane Beebe (provenance note laid-in).
BOUND FOR QUEEN ELIZABETH I with her badge on the sides: a Tudor rose bearing a scroll upon which is the name 'Elizabeth'. Davenport, English Heraldic Book-Stamps, p.161.
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