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PROPERTY OF VISCOUNT STRATHALLAN, FROM THE LIBRARY AT STOBHALL

Frederick III, King of Denmark.
LEX REGIA DET ER: DEN SOUVERAINE KONGE-LOV, SAT OG GIVEN AF... FREDERICH DEN TREDIE... COPENHAGEN, 4 SEPTEMBER 1709
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124

PROPERTY OF VISCOUNT STRATHALLAN, FROM THE LIBRARY AT STOBHALL

Frederick III, King of Denmark.
LEX REGIA DET ER: DEN SOUVERAINE KONGE-LOV, SAT OG GIVEN AF... FREDERICH DEN TREDIE... COPENHAGEN, 4 SEPTEMBER 1709
Estimate
2,5003,500
LOT SOLD. 3,500 GBP
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Frederick III, King of Denmark.
LEX REGIA DET ER: DEN SOUVERAINE KONGE-LOV, SAT OG GIVEN AF... FREDERICH DEN TREDIE... COPENHAGEN, 4 SEPTEMBER 1709
folio (505 x 358mm.), 19 engraved leaves (printed on one side only), allegorical border on title-page, each page of text with elaborate border containing flowers, peacocks, wild boar, a narwhal, stags, and other creatures of both land and sea, equestrian portrait of Frederick III composed of calligraphic flourishes, contemporary red morocco elaborately gilt with arms of Frederick IV in centre of covers, gilt edges, text block starting to split, extremities rubbed
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Provenance

From the Royal German Chancery in Copenhagen, contemporary manuscript note on verso of flyleaf

Literature

BL STC Scandinavian D128

Catalogue Note

This handsome binding was executed by Gottlob Skon, Frederick IV's book binder. Of the 500 copies printed, several are known with a near-identical binding; one is in the Royal Library in Copenhagen (see Nielsen & Berg, Danmarks Bogbindere gennem 400 Aar, Copenhagen, 1926, p.53), and another was in the Macclesfield Library (sale in these rooms, 25 October 2008, lot 2607).

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