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Dedication bindings

These books are notably different to the rest of Charles II's book collection. They were presented to the king, each book personalised by the binding surrounding the text. Their sumptuous decoration reflects the prevailing fashions of the day and the revival of splendour after the restraint of the Interregnum.

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