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William Camden’s 'Britannia' was first published in 1586. This is a copy of the 5th edition published in 1600. It was dedicated to Elizabeth I, who had appointed Camden Clarenceux King of Arms in 1597; Camden later became the Elizabeth’s first biographer. The binding stamp of Elizabeth I appears on the covers of this copy of 'Britannia', and it was acquired for the Royal Library with the belief that it had belonged to the Tudor Queen.

Alessandro Vellutello first published his widely-circulated edition of Petrarch’s works with a commentary in and it was reprinted twenty-nine times.

The Sword of State. 1678 - 1698.  Supplied to Charles II in 1678, the scabbard supplied to William III

The Sword of State. 1678 - Supplied to Charles II in the scabbard supplied to William III

Statutes of the Order of the Garter corrected by Edward VI. c1552

Edward VI, King of England - Statutes of the Order of the Garter corrected by Edward VI.

Four-poster tester bed : Attributed to Georges Jacob (1739-1814) (furniture maker) : Creation Date: c.1775-85  Materials:   Giltwood, embroidered silk, ostrich feathers    Almost certainly supplied for George IV's bedroom at Carlton House, probably ordered through Dominique Dague.

The Royal Collection: Four-poster tester bed Attributed to Georges Jacob (furniture maker) Creation Date: Materials: Giltwood, embroidered silk, ostrich feathers

A LOUIS XIV BRASS-MOUNTED KINGWOOD AND ROSEWOOD STRONGBOX ON REGENCE STAND -  EARLY 18TH CENTURY, THE STAND CIRCA 1720 AND POSSIBLY GERMAN

A LOUIS XIV BRASS-MOUNTED KINGWOOD AND ROSEWOOD STRONGBOX ON REGENCE STAND - EARLY 18TH CENTURY, THE STAND CIRCA 1720 AND POSSIBLY GERMAN

Rococo couch

sculpture seat: Reclining mermaid on one of a set of 4 sofas supplied by John Linnell to Kedleston Hall in ©NTPL/Nadia Mackenzie

A RÉGENCE STYLE GILT BRONZE MOUNTED KINGWOOD AND FRUITWOOD TRELLIS PARQUETRY COMMODE KNOWN AS "COMMODE À PIPÉE DES OISEAUX", PARIS, LATE 19T...

A Régence style gilt bronze mounted kingwood and fruitwood trellis parquetry commode known as "commode à pipée des oiseaux", Paris, late century, after the celebrated model by Charles Cressent