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Barker, Christopher (1569 - 1599)
Record Identifier
cni00022182
Headings
Barker, Christopher
Dates of Activity
1569-1599
Activity
Bookseller, Printer
Place of Activity
Last Change: 2006-07-14
Signs, Marks, Devices etc.
Compartment having the Royal Arms at top and the Stationers' below, and the devices or rebuses of six printers at the sides.
Compartment with the Royal Arms at top, the Stationers' below, and the devices or rebuses of six printers at the sides.
"Ornament or device of a tiger's head, the crest of Sir Francis Walsingham, over a shield bearing the date 1576. (α) With date as figured. (β) With date voided."
"Compartment with the Royal Arms at top, Sir F. Walsingham's crest of a tiger's head to left, and his arms to right. At the lower corners, to left, three tiaras, the arms of the Drapers' Company, with C. B.; to right the arms of the Stationers' Company. (α) With arms in lower corners as figured. (β) With the shields in the lower corners blank. Probably lent to Ralph Newbery in 1581, and remained in his hands."
A cut of a man barking logs, with motto A Barker If ye will = In name, but not in skill.
Barker's smaller "tiger's" head and lamb device.
"Ornament of a woman's head between two cornucopias: below it the letters C. B. (α) With C. B. as figured. (β) Without C. B. or the lower tassel. Probably passed to Robert Barker in 1599."
"Framed device of a "tiger's" head with a ducal coronet about his neck, erased out of a mural crown, with a crescent for difference, being the crest of Sir Francis Walsingham. Below the tiger's head is a lamb, and on a scroll joining the two the motto: "Tigre: reo. animale del. Adam. vecchio. figliuolo ~ merce. l' euangelio ~ fatto. n'estat. agnolo." (α) With "AGNOLO". (β) With "AGNELLO"."
"Compartment with the Royal Arms at top between Justice and Mercy (?). A lion and a dragon at foot, and C. B., the initials of Christopher Barker. (α) With arms of Elizabeth at top, etc., as figured. Passed to Robert Barker in 1599. (β) With arms of James I replacing those of Elizabeth at top, and the dragon at foot replaced by a unicorn. The initials C. B. remain. (γ) With a new lower block, having a lion and a unicorn, both facing outwards, instead of the lion and the dragon. No initials."
Ornament of foliage with, in the centre, Sir Francis Walsingham's crest: out of a mural coronet a tiger's head ducally gorged.
The arms of Christopher Barker.
Compartment with Royal Arms at top between Justice and Mercy (?). Lion and dragon in lower corners. At foot the initials C. B., standing for the name of Christopher Barker. Passed to Robert Barker in 1599.
"Compartment with the Queen's arms at top, Fides and Humilitas at sides; the ensigns of the four evangelists at the corners, and a tiger's head, the crest of Sir F. Walsingham, below. (α) With tiger's head as figured. Probably passed to Robert Barker in 1599. (β) With the arms of James I replacing those of Elizabeth at top. The tiger's head voided."
Ornament of a two-tailed mermaid blowing two horns. A fringe of tassels below. Probably passed to Robert Barker in 1599.
Framed device of an open book with light shining from the clouds. The motto, Dat esse manus, superesse Minerva. Probably passed to Robert Barker in 1599.
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