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Arms without names in book history

Many books have as evidence of their provenance bookplates, binding stamps, or other marks that consist of or include armorial bearings of one sort or another, whether a full coat of arms, a crest, a badge, or other similar device.  Often these marks of ownership lack any identification of the individual or family represented, though a motto is sometimes present.

In the course of work with early printed books, many of these come my way.  Some have been identified; most have not.   The entries here will consist of both types, with a picture (or more than one) and any other information that is available to me.  In some cases, I will attempt a blazon of the arms, for which I ask indulgence (and correction, if necessary).

Any comments are welcome, but especially those that identify the arms with a person or family.

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