Rank and quarters lists provided military leaders with information
on where each unit was stationed and with the rank, location and
decorations of each individual officer.
This »Rang- und Quartier-Liste der Königlich Preußischen
Armee für das Jahr 1819« originally came from the library
of King Friedrich Wilhelm III. In contrast to its down-to-earth
contents, this book’s splendid binding is made of the choicest
dark blue Maroquin leather. Gold framing surrounds the initials
»FWR«, the central ornament, on which a crown is placed.
Filigree gold lines symbolise the rays of the rising sun. Both inner
covers are ornamented with gold borders that enclose a wine red
silk doublure paste-down. The three-sided gilt edging and the gilt
lower edges of the book cover round off the elegance of this truly
fine binding from the leading bindery of Karl Lehmann in Berlin.
His shop also produced further magnificent bindings for the Royal