Beverley Nank, who is a curator at the British Museum, says that snails in manuscripts were drawn to symbolize cowardice. She even analyzed the manuscript images posted above.
Nenk said, 'snails were often depicted in the margins of medieval illuminated manuscripts, thought to symbolise cowardice. That could mean it is “a satirical reference to cowardly or ...
A form of Piccard is online. Typing "drache" in the search box on https://www.piccard-online.de/struktur.php gets 200-odd hits, some of which look like your image. In particular, https://www.wasserzeichen-online.de/wzis/struktur.php?ref=IT6900-PO-123950 , whose metadata includes
Update: I located an article listing a few more documents which were burned.
documents were: (i) Miniature editions of the
Ramayana epic, (ii) The only existing copy of the
Yalpanam Vaipavama, a history of Jaffna,
(iii) Records of the Morning Star, a periodical
publication of the missionaries in the early 20th
century, (iv) Microfilms of important ...
I think there is one such book that is somewhat closer to what you are expecting from a history book. The Histories of Nations: How Their Identities Were Forged.
From the description given under the book.
Histories of Nations tells the stories of 28 countries ranging from
ancient nations like Egypt and China to the US, Sweden and Ghana. The
book is a ...