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'Illustrations of Armorial Glass in Origines Juridiciales …’

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'Illustrations of Armorial Glass in Origines Juridiciales …’
before 1970
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Extent and format
2 volumes. ff. (pp.) prelims + 58; prelims + 93.
Half leather binding, green.
Scope and content
'Illustrations of Armorial Glass in Origines Juridiciales by Sir William Dugdale Garter King of Arms enlarged and coloured' (title pages). A compilation by Thomas Stockton Gowland, FSA (d. 1983), based on Dugdale's Origines Juridiciales (?3rd ed., 1680) 'intended to illustrate the armorial glass at one time in the four Inns of Court and the two Sergeants' Inns as drawn in Dugdale's 'Origines Juridiciales' more plainly and accurately' (Foreword, 1970, to Vol. I).

Consists of enlarged coloured drawings of the arms, with blazons on facing versos. Each section is preceded by a wash drawing and description of the relevant Inn. Two volumes:- Vol. I. Inner Temple and Middle Temple, including the smaller Inns attached to these, e.g. Clifford's Inn;- Vol. II. Lincoln's Inn, Gray's Inn, and Sergeants' Inns, with an Appendix relating to coats of arms transferred on the dissolution of Sergeants' Inn, Chancery Lane. Also includes the Legal Corporations, e.g. Doctor Commons, Six Clerks' Office, fols. 67-8. Indexes to both volumes, Vol. II, pp. 69-81.

See also R. C. Gale, Armorial Glass in the Inns of Court.. (privately published, 1969; copy in SAL). A.J., 64 (1984), 617-18 (obituary).
Gowland, Thomas Stockton (1890-1983), lawyer and Yorkshire antiquary
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Archival history
Presented by the compiler, 1970 (see letter, 18 July 1970, with Vol.I). A.J., 51 (1971), 386.