1878 3vols Dictionnaire Des Devises Historiques And Heraldiques For Sale
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Dictionnaire des Devises Historiques et Heraldiques
In Three Volumes
By MM. A. Chassant and Henri Tausin
1878 - Paris - Dumoulin
7" by 4.5"; 1-384pp [+ tables]; 385-754pp; (xii) 135pp.
A dictionary of Latin historic and heraldic slogansused byFrench families.
Fluctuat nec mergitur is a Latin phrase meaning "It floats and doesn't sink."
This phrase is the motto of Paris, France, and is translated as "Elle flotte sans être submergée" or in English "She is tossed by the waves but does not sink". This motto is present in the city coat of arms depicting a ship floating on a rough sea. Both motto and city arms have their origins in the river Seine boatsman's corporation; this powerful hanse ruled the city's trade and commerce as early as the Roman era.
With figures and an alphabetical table of names.
In the original French.
Complete in three volumes.
Volumes I and II are the A-Z and volume III is the introduction and table.
Recently re-bound in half calf leather bindings with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, generally smart, lightly rubbed in places. Corners are slightly bumped on all three volumes. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are clean and bright. There is a bookplate to the front pastedown in all three volumes and a bookseller's label to the rear pastedown in volumes I and II. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.
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