Edward Benlowes’s armorial binding stamp (2)

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Edward Benlowes’s armorial binding stamp used on large paper copies of Phineas Fletcher’s The Purple Island (1633), STC 11082.5, among other books. From the British Armorial Bindings database, sponsored by he Bibliographical Society of London in conjunction with the University of Toronto Library.

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Benlowes’s armorial design stamped in gold in a leather binding. The arms are quarterly per fess indented on a bend with a cinquefoil between two martlets; the crest is a centaur with bow and arrow drawn. The helmet signifies esquire. The motto reads “Tende solve.”

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    Edward Benlowes
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    British Armorial Bindings
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