[Frontispiece to John Anstis, 'The Register of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, From its Cover in Black Velvet, Usually Called the Black Book']Registrum, quod a Tegumento Nigro vocatur Liber Niger [...]
Very fine engraving, platemark 305 x 195mm (12 x 7¾"). Very large margins.
Decorative frontispiece to 'Register of the Order of the Garter', which the herald and antiquary John Anstis (1669-1744) had published at his own expense in 1724. This was a transcript of the Latin 'Black Book of the Garter' from circa 1535, in Windsor Castle.
[Ref: 39204] £260.00