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Roberts, James (1569 - 1615)
Record Identifier
Roberts, James
Dates of Activity
Bookseller, Printer
Place of Activity
Last Change: 2006-07-14
Signs, Marks, Devices etc.
"Device of a caduceus held by a hand emerging from a cloud; at the top a book and a dove. On a tablet the words Love and Lyve, and on two scrolls the words Nosce te ipsum and Ne quid nimis. Across the device the name BAL-D WIN. (α) As described. Passed to John Charlewood at an unknown date. (β) "BAL" and "WIN" cut away. Passed to James Roberts in 1593. Probably passed to William Jaggard in 1606; to Isaac Jaggard in 1623, and to Thomas Cotes in 1627. (γ) Lower rule absent."
The arms of the city of Geneva. Probably passed to Richard Serle in 1563. Passed to John Charlewood at an unknown date. ? Passed to Richard Jones c. 1586. ? Passed to James Roberts c. 1598. ? Passed to William Jaggard in 1606. Passed to Thomas Cotes in 1627.
Compartment with the Royal Arms at top; David and Goliath below; four small pictures and the initials H. D. at the sides.
Framed device of a rose, a gillyflower and another flower on one stalk; with Heb Ddieu heb ddim and the initials R. I. Passed to William Jaggard in or before 1615. The intermediate history of the block is obscure. Passed from William to Isaac Jaggard in 1623, and from Isaac to Thomas and Richard Cotes in 1627. Passed to Richard Cotes alone in 1641.
Framed device of a fleur-de-lis with two cherubs and I. W. The later ownership of the device is uncertain. It is possible that it passed from Wolfe to James Roberts and later to John Wright or John Windet.
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