British Armorial Bindings database
Posted August 20, 2012 9:22 am by Hazel Stewart
For those with an interest in heraldry, a new free database may be of interest. The British Armorial Bindings database, which was created by a late colleague, John Morris, is now available for researchers. It attempts to record all known British armorial bookbinding stamps used by personal owners to mark and decorate their books. Currently, the database reproduces over 3300 stamps, used in the 16th-20th centuries, by 1900 individual owners. The stamps depict coats of arms, crests and other heraldic devices.