Gold-mounted rectangular book binding – £3000 at Bellmans.

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Both back and front of the binding or book cover, which is a little over 4in (10cm) tall, are centred by crowned cartouches.

Shown here is a richly dressed, kneeling figure with what appears to be a crown resting on a cushion beside him, making some form of offering.

The sale took place on March 11.