But the feature to note in this book-plate is the monogrammatic form of the engraver's signature: '.'
The Rota was placed on the left of the subscription, the monogrammatic Benevalete on the right.
"two or more letters intertwined," 1690s, from French monogramme or directly from Late Latin monogramma (5c.), from Late Greek monogrammon "a character formed of several letters in one design," especially in reference to the signature of the Byzantine emperors, noun use of neuter of monogrammos (adj.) "consisting of a single letter," literally "drawn with single lines," from Greek monos "single, alone" (see mono-) + gramma "letter, line" (see grammar). Earlier it meant "sketch or picture drawn in lines only, without shading or color," a sense also found in Latin and probably in Greek. Related: Monogrammatic.
1868, from monogram (n.). Related: Monogrammed; monogramming.