De Jure Quaesito non Tollendo per Principem.




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Sigismundi Latomi, [at the expense of Vincent Steinmeyer]


The earliest known examples of printed bookplates are German, and one early advocate was the German artist Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528), who produced a bookplate for Nuremberg lawyer Willibald Pirckheimer (1470–1530). While Special Collections has no early German bookplates, it does hold German publications that contain bookplates, which if anything, indicate the traffic of books from place of publication to an owner’s shelves. Most of Charles Boyle, 4th Earl of Orrery’s 10,000 books were bequeathed to Christ Church, Oxford, after his death in 1731. On display is a legal work that was not part of the bequest. It was given to his son, to whom he was temporarily estranged. Overleaf and not shown the 5th Earl has written: ‘Orrery. This Book was left me by my Father 1731’. The armorial bookplate was probably affixed after this date.


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Pietro Antonio de Petra, “De Jure Quaesito non Tollendo per Principem.,” | OUR Heritage, accessed December 2, 2023,