Thursday, December 24, 2009

Catholic Custom: Embossed Arms on Liturgical Books

Often wealthy families in Catholic countries then as now have a chapel in their palace.  In these family palaces one can sometimes find liturgical books in the chapel with the family coat-of-arms embossed on the cover, as seen here.  In addition, arms of cities and prelates, etc., are sometimes embossed in a like manner.     

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