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Ruffo di Calabria di Sinopoli Scilla – Identified as Fulco Giordano Antonio Ruffo, 8th Prince of Scilla (1773-1852)

March 6, 2011

[See the comment for identification.  Many thanks to Alvise.]  According to the web page “Arma dei Ruffo,” written by Giovanni Ruffo, the scallops and banner with motto “Omnia bene” distinguish the arms of the Ruffo di Calabria di Sinopoli Scilla branch of the family from other branches with similar arms.  Beyond that, I have been unable to identify these elaborate arms.

The bookplate is on the front pastedown of a Latin and Greek edition of Herodian’s Historiarum lib. VIII (Venetiis: In aedibus Aldi, et Andreae Asulani soceri, 1524) in the Mortimer Rare Book Room, Smith College Library, Northampton, Massachusetts, U.S.A.  There is a monogram “FR” stamped in gold on the spine, perhaps that of a Ruffo.  The binding is much later; a later signature “H. T. Fuller” appears on the front free endpaper.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Alvise permalink
    May 7, 2012 6:16 pm

    If you are still interested book plate and monogram on spine are of Fulco Giordano Antonio Ruffo 8th Prince of Scilla 1773/1852.

    • May 7, 2012 11:07 pm

      Many thanks, Alvise. I’ll add this information in the heading.

  2. Adam permalink
    February 13, 2013 6:09 am

    I have recently come across this same bookplate in another Aldine Press edition, the Euripides of 1503, in the library of Harrow School, London. So thank you JL for recording this bookplate on your excellent site : and thank you Alvise for identifying the bearer of the arms and the monogram.

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