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Heraldry. Arms of sovereigns and peers

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Heraldry. Arms of sovereigns and peers
After 1551
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Extent and format
ff.v + 51. Red cloth spine, with pasteboard. Bookplate of James Colquhoun, LL.D, fol. iii (James Colquhoun of Carscadden, b. 1780; Burke's Landed Gentry (1837), II, 345-7). Sale-cat. cutting, lot 847, fol. ii. Rosenheim Collection no.B 24, fol. i. Presented by Max Rosenheim, FSA, 20 Jan. 1910 (fol. iv). Proc., 2nd ser., 23 (1909-11), 30.
Scope and content
A collection of arms commencing with reigning and mythical sovereigns, fols. 1-2v, followed by English peers, including pre-Conquest peers, arranged roughly according to rank, fols. 3-22, foreign arms, fol. 23, and barons, etc., including some related sequences, fols. 24-51v; after 1551 (cf. William Paulet, created Marquess of Winchester, 1551, fol. 4v). Contains 895 shields in colour, and three in trick, arranged in three rows of three per page. Two coats cut out from fol. 30. Begins with the Emperor of Constantinople and the Kings of Portugal and Spain. Marginal note, 17th century, fol. 12, adding the arms of Thomas Howard, Earl of Surrey, with the comment 'Througe necligence the harrold hath leaft it owt’.
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