Royal monograms

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A royal monogram is an ownership mark of the Royal Library. Each monarch has his/her own monogram.



Monogram  Owner  Description and notes 
Christian III Christian III
King of Denmark 1534-1559.

Ownership mark, C K Z D (Christian König Zu Dänemark), here placed on the front cover and the fore-edge.
 

Philipp Melanchthon: Heubtartikel Christlicher Lere, im latin genandt Loci Theologici (1553) (24,-4).
Dorothea Dorothea of Sachsen-Lauenburg
Queen of Denmark (1511-1571). Wife of Christian III.

Ownership mark in gold, D K Z D (Dorothea Königin Zu Dänemark), placed on the front cover.
 

Martin Luther: Das XIV und XV Capitel S. Johannis / gepredigt und ausgelegt durch Mart. Luther (1539) (23,-166).
Sophie of Pomerania Sophie of Pomerania
Queen of Denmark (1523-1533). Second wife of Frederik I.

Ownership mark in gold, SOPHIA KONINGIN ZV DENNEMARKEN VND NORWEGEN ETC, placed on the front cover.
 

Tilemann Krage: Von dem Bilde Gottes in den ersten Menschen; ... mit einer Klagrede an Deutschland (1550) (24,-31, nr. 00147, S-1977).
Hans den Ældre Hans the Elder
Duke of Schleswig and Holstein (1521-1580). Son of Frederik I and his second wife, Sophie.

Ownership mark in gold, VON GOTTES GNADEN IOHAN HERTZOH ZV HOLSTEIN ETC, placed on the front cover.
 

Tilemann Krage: Von dem Bilde Gottes in den ersten Menschen; ... mit einer Klagrede an Deutschland (1550) (24,-31).
3_163_3a Frederik II
King of Denmark 1559-1588.

Crowned monogram, FS, here placed on the front cover. FS can mean either Fridericus Secundus (Frederik the Second) or Frederik and Sophie, Sophie (1557-1631) being Frederik II’s queen.
 

Andreas Hondorff: Historien unnd Exempelbuch (1582) (3,-163, nr. 00865).
751_2a Frederik II
King of Denmark 1559-1588.

Portrait on the front cover.
 

Bruder Felix: Eigentlich beschreibung der hin unnd wider farth zu dem Heyligen Landt ... (1557).
 
Sophie Sophie of Mecklenburg
Queen of Denmark (1557-1631). Wife of Frederik II.

Ownership mark in gold, S K Z D (Sophie Königin Zu Dänemark), placed on the front cover.


7 Predigten vom ewigen Leben der Kinder Gottes (1590).
 
54_62_5a Christian IV
King of Denmark 1588-1648.

Crowned monogram, C4, here placed on the front cover.


Christoff Dambach: Büchsenmeisterey (1609).
 filos_3075_1a Christian IV
King of Denmark 1588-1648.

Initials, C IIII R D ET N (Christianus Quartus Rex Daniae Et Norvegiae), here placed on the front cover, above and below the royal coat of arms.


Johannes Georg Godelmann: De magis, veneficis et lamiis, recte cognoscendis & puniendis (1591).
 
Anna Cathrine Anna Cathrine
Queen of Denmark (1575-1612). Wife of Christian IV.

Crowned monogram in gold, CA, here placed on the front cover.


Der Psalter Deudsch (1599) (20,-181, nr. 01197).
1_98_1a Christian
Prince Elect of Denmark (1603-1647). Son of Christian IV. Died before he could become king.

Monogram, C5, stamped on a French binding already adorned with a crowned wreath of oak leaves. Here placed on the front cover. Probably a gift to the Prince.


La Bible, qui est toute la saincte Escriture du Vieil & du Nouueau Testament (1610).
 
2_54_10_f3a Frederik III
King of Denmark 1648-1670. Founder of the Royal Library.

Crowned monogram in gold, F3, placed in the top compartment of the spine.
Two types on the spine exist (see below).


Eusebius: Euangelicæ præparationis Lib. XV (1544).
151_5_6_f3a Frederik III
King of Denmark 1648-1670. Founder of the Royal Library.

Crowned monogram in gold, F3, placed in the top compartment of the spine.
Two types on the spine exist (see above).


[Ch. de Souvigny-Sorel:] L’histoire de la monarchie francoise sous la regne du Roy Louis XIV (1662).
Frederik III Frederik III
King of Denmark 1648-1670. Founder of the Royal Library.

Crowned monogram in gold, F3, and motto D[ominus] P[rovidebit] (The Lord will provide), surrounded by two branches, here placed on the front as well as the back cover.


Basilius Besler: Hortus Eystettensis ... (1613) (Fol. max. Botaniske Haver. Tyskland).
Frederik III Frederik III
King of Denmark 1648-1670. Founder of the Royal Library.

Monogram in gold, F3, here placed on the front as well as the back cover.


John Milton: Pro Populo Anglicano Defensio, ... (1651).
Frederik III Frederik III and Sophie Amalie
King of Denmark 1648-1670 and his queen (1628-1685).

Crowned monogram in black, F3S, surrounded by two palm branches, here placed on the front as well as the back cover.


Bernardino de Rebolledo: Selvas Danicas (1655) (35,-56 4º).
Sophie Amalie Sophie Amalie
Queen of Denmark (1628-1685). Wife of Frederik III.

Crowned monogram, SA, and motto, En Dieu mon esperance, surrounded by flowers and a bird on an anchor in straw mosaic, here placed on the front endpaper. Read more about the book here.


Johann Preussen: Hertzliches Seyten-Spiel ... (1657) (92,-366 8º, ex. 2).
Christian V
King of Denmark 1670-1699.

Crowned monogram, C5, here placed on the front cover.


Petri Johannis Resenii Bibliotheca Regiæ Academiæ Hafniensi donata cui præfixa est ejusdem Resenii vita (1685) (50,-75 4°).
186_127_1a Christian V
King of Denmark 1670-1699.

Crowned monogram, C5, placed in the top compartment of the spine.


Samuel de Pufendorf: De rebus a Carolo Gustavo Sveciæ rege gestis (1696).
c_13375_fol_1a Christian V
King of Denmark 1670-1699.

Crowned monogram, C5, with the motto “Pietate et justitia”, here placed on the front as well as the back cover.


Peder Jensen Morsing: Exempla literarum typographicarum ... (1691).
 
Sophie Hedevig Sophie Hedevig
Princess of Denmark (1677-1735). Daughter of Christian V.

Crowned monogram, SH, surrounded by two palm branches, here placed on the front cover.


Hect. Gottfried Masius: Heylsamer Unterricht ... (1716).
 
Frederik IV as crown prince
King of Denmark 1699-1730.

Crowned back-to-back monogram, F, here placed on the front cover, encircled by leaves and The Order of the Elephant.


Der treflichen Halb-Insul Morea, und derselben unterschiedlichen Provinzen Alte und Neue Beschreibung ... (1687) (163,-206 8º).
fr4a Frederik IV
King of Denmark 1699-1730.

Crowned back-to-back monogram, F4, here placed on the front cover.


The dedicatory copy of Tormod Torfaeus: Rerum Norvegicarum historia (1711) (41II,-25 2º).
 
Frederik IV Frederik IV
King of Denmark 1699-1730.

Crowned monogram, F4, here placed on the front as well as the back cover. Additional crowned back-to-back monogram, F4, on the fore-edge.


Udvalde Bibliske Historier af det Gamle og Nye Testamente (1728) (2,-1 8º).
 
Louise Louise of Mecklenburg
Queen of Denmark (1667-1721). First wife of Frederik IV.

Crowned back-to-back monogram, L, here placed on the front as well as the back cover.


Manuscript catalogue of Queen Louise's private library (17??).
 
Anna Sophie Anna Sophie Reventlow
Queen of Denmark (1693-1743). Second wife of Frederik IV.

Crowned back-to-back monogram, AS, here placed on the front cover.


Reflexions sur l'humeur de la Nation Angloise en matieres de Religion et de Politique traduit de l'anglois (1713).
 
Charlotte Amalie Charlotte Amalie
Princess of Denmark (1706-1782). Daughter of Frederik IV and Louise.

Crowned back-to-back monogram, CA, here placed on the front cover.


Gebet- und Hand-Büchlein des Heiligen Augustini ... durch Heinrich Räthel von Sagan verteutscht (1700).
 
Charlotte Amalie Charlotte Amalie
Princess of Denmark (1706-1782). Daughter of Frederik IV and Louise.

Crowned monogram, CA, surrounded by two palm branches, here placed on the front cover.


Johannes Trellund: Schrifft-mässige Wiederlegung der so genanten Bekentnis Hrn. O. L. Strandigers an E. E. Consistor. zu Flensburg (1716).
 
73_2_255_11a Christian VI
King of Denmark 1730-1746.

Crowned monogram, C6, placed in the top compartment of the spine.


Julius Pollux: Onomasticon (1541).
 
67_57_9_chr6a Christian VI
King of Denmark 1730-1746.

Crowned back-to-back monogram, C6, placed in the top compartment of the spine.


Johann Jacob Mascou: Geschichte der Teutschen ..., Vol. I (1726).
 
Crown prince Frederik

Frederik
Crown prince of Denmark, the future King Frederik V 1746-1766.

Crowned monogram, F, here placed on the front cover.


Ant. Wilh. Böhme: Sämtliche erbauliche Schriften, ins Teutsche übersetzet ... 1.-3. Theil (1731-1733).
 
187_19_2a Frederik V
King of Denmark 1746-1766.

Crowned monogram, F5, here placed in the top compartment of the spine and on the front as well as the back cover. The binding may be ascribed to Jacob Wilhelm Boppenhausen.


M. Outhier: Journal d’un voyage au nord, En 1736 & 1737 (1744).
 
4_125_3a Frederik V
King of Denmark 1746-1766.

Crowned back-to-back monogram, F5, placed in the top compartment of the spine.
 

Collectio scriptorum rerum historico - monastico-ecclesiasticarum variorum religiosorum ordinum, Tom. I-IV (1756).
 
Frederik V Frederik V
King of Denmark 1746-1766.

Crowned monogram, F5, here placed on the front as well as the back cover.


Charles Rollin: De la manière d'enseigner et d'étudier les belles-lettres par raport ..., 1-2 (1740) (Filos., 54 4º, nr. 40060-61).
 
Frederik V and Louise of Great Britain
King of Denmark 1746-1766 and his queen (1724-1751).

Crowned alliance coat of arms, F5 and L, here placed on the front as well as the back cover.


Nordens glæde da den stormægtigste Danmarkes og Norges arve-eenevolds heere, kong Friderich den Femte ... : tilligemed Hans ... stormægtigste dronning, ... Lovise ... deres kongelige salving lode forrette udi Friderichsborgs Slotts-Kirke den 4. Septembris 1747, ... (1749) (E 6985 2º).
Louise Louise of Great Britain
Queen of Denmark (1724-1751). First wife of Frederik V.

Crowned back-to-back monogram, L, here placed on the front as well as the back cover of a memorial volume published after the Queen's death.


Samling af udvaldte Vers udi adskillige Sprog, ... ([175?]) (E 7295 4º, ex. 1).
 
Juliane Marie Juliane Marie of Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel
Queen of Denmark (1729-1796). Second wife of Frederik V.

Crowned monogram, JM, here placed in the corners of the front cover. Can also be found on the spine, in all compartments.


Curieuses Verfahren der Inquisition in Portugal wider die Freymäurer, ihr Geheimniß zu entdecken, ... ([1756]).
 
Juliane Marie Juliane Marie of Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel
Queen of Denmark (1729-1796). Second wife of Frederik V.

Crowned monogram, JM, here placed on the front cover.


Psalme-Bog, eller en Samling af gamle og nye Psalmer ... ved L. Harboe og O. Høegh-Guldberg (1778).
 
Juliane Marie Juliane Marie of Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel
Queen of Denmark (1729-1796). Second wife of Frederik V.

Back-to-back monogram, JM, encircled by various leaves and flowers, and crowned, here placed on the front cover.


George David Anthon: Grundig og tydelig Anviisning til den Civile Bygnings-Kunst, ... (1759).
 
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Christian VII
King of Denmark 1766-1808.

 

Crowned monogram, C7, here placed in the top compartment of the spine.


Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: Beyträge zur Optik, Stück 1-2 (1791-1792).
 
499_1a Christian VII
King of Denmark 1766-1808.

Crowned monogram, C7, here placed on a title panel in the top left corner of the front cover.


Dares: Historia exidio Troie (1518).
 
422_5a Christian VII
King of Denmark 1766-1808.

Crowned back-to-back monogram, C7, here placed in the top compartment of the spine.


Les Frères de Merian: Recueil de cent et vingt vues et villes de France gravees (1777).
 
     
54_189_2a Frederik
Crown prince of Denmark, the future King Frederik VI 1808-1839.
(Alternatively, Frederik (1753-1805), son of Frederik V).

Crowned monogram, F, here placed at the top of the spine.


M. Noverre: Lettres sur la danse, sur les ballets et les arts, Vol. 1 (1803).
 
183_1a Frederik VI
King of Denmark 1808-1839.

Crowned monogram, FR (Fridericus Rex) VI, placed at the top of the spine.


Theodorus Gazas: Grammaticae institutionis libri duo, sic translati per Erasmum Roterodamum … (1521).
 
sfv_1_1207_1a Christian Frederik
Crown prince of Denmark, the future King Christian VIII 1839-1848.

Crowned monogram, CF, here placed on the front cover.


Fürstenspiegel (1798).
 
filos_3383_2a Christian Frederik
Crown prince of Denmark, the future King Christian VIII 1839-1848.

Stamped crowned monogram, C.F., here placed on the title page.


P.-A.-Ascension Garros: Esprit de la morale universelle (s.a.).
 
75_2_242_1a Christian VIII
King of Denmark 1839-1848.

Crowned monogram, CR (Christianus Rex) VIII, placed in the top compartment of the spine.


Klopstock: Werke, Vol. 1: Oden 1-2 (1798).
 
169_2_420_1a Frederik VII
King of Denmark 1848-1863.

Crowned monogram, FR (Fridericus Rex) VII, placed in the top compartment of the spine.


Ernestus Guilielmus Weber: Demosthenis Oratio in Aristocratem (1845).
 
504_1a Christian IX
King of Denmark 1863-1906.

Title panel of the Royal Library, placed in the top left corner of the front cover, with the crowned monogram of Christian IX, CR (Christianus Rex) IX.


Erasmus of Rotterdam: Epistola de Causa Lutheri (1520).
 
Christian IX Christian IX
King of Denmark 1863-1906.

Title label of the Royal Library, placed in the top left corner of the front cover, with the crowned monogram of Christian IX, CR (Christianus Rex) IX.


Resolutiones Lutherianæ super propositionibus suis Lipsiæ disputatis (1520) (23,-38, Luther-samlingen nr. 101).
 
15_4d_dvorak_3a Frederik VIII
King of Denmark 1906-1912.

Crowned monogram, FR (Fridericus Rex) VIII, here placed in the top compartment of the spine. Found in different variants. See examples of variant 1 and variant 2.


Max Dvořák (ed.): Kunstgeschichtliches Jahrbuch der K. K. Zentral-Kommission für Erforschung und Erhaltung der Kunst- und Historischen Denkmale (1907).
 
19_397_3a Frederik VIII
King of Denmark 1906-1912.

Crowned back-to-back monogram, F8, here placed in the top compartment of the spine. Found in different sizes. Here is an example of a smaller one.


Paul Heitz (ed.): Christus am Kreuz. Kanonbilder der in Deutschland gedruckten Messbücher des fünfzehnten Jahrhunderts (1910).
 
filos_120_5a Frederik VIII
King of Denmark 1906-1912.

Crowned back-to-back monogram, F8, here placed in the top compartment of the spine. Also found on title labels of the Royal Library, placed in the top left corner of the front cover.


Th. Westrin (ed.): Nordisk familjebok. Konversationslexikon och realencyklopedi, Vol. 14 (1911).
 
97_263_1a Christian X
King of Denmark 1912-1947.

Crowned back-to-back monogram, CX, here placed on a label at the top of the spine.


Nicolaus de Lyra: Historie van den heilighen Joseph (c. 1550).
 
343_3a Christian X
King of Denmark 1912-1947.

Crowned back-to-back monogram, CX, here placed on the pastedown.


Ildefonso Ioseph Flores: Arte de la lengua metropolitana del reyno Cakchiquel o Guatemalico ... (1753).
 
507_1a Christian X
King of Denmark 1912-1947.

Title panel of the Royal Library, placed in the top left corner of the front cover, with the crowned back-to-back monogram of Christian X, CX.


Martin Luther: Wider die sturmenden Bawren (1525).
 
177_1_53_1a Frederik IX
King of Denmark 1947-1972.

Crowned monogram, FR (Fridericus Rex) IX, here placed in the top compartment of the spine of a book box.


Lafcadio Hearn: Japanese Fairy Tales, 4 vols. (1898-1903).
 
Margrethe II
Queen of Denmark 1972-.

Crowned monogram, M2R (Regina), here placed on the spine of a book box.


The Life of Edward Lord Herbert of Cherbury (1764) (65,-231c).