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Flemish blind-stamped calf binding, 16th century

Flemish blind-stamped calf binding, 16th century

Central panel composed of a horizontal row of stamps of three dogs and a porcupine each flanked at top and bottom by two scrolls with a Latin inscription, which enclose two rows of a border of dogs, a rabbit, birds and a stag encircled by twisting vine stems. The scroll in the upper half has the words 'Omnia si persa famam servare memento qua semel amissa nulla revisio erit' while that in the lower half has the words 'De profundis clamavi ad te domine domini exaudi vocam meam'.

Author: Lorenzo Valla
Title: Laurentii Vallae, viri tam graecae quam latinae linguae doctissimi, In novum testamentum annotationes, apprime utiles (Basel, 1526)
Shelfmark: G.19.27 (catalogue record)

16th centuryG.19.27bindingblind stampedcalfprovenance