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Alphabet of arms

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Alphabet of arms
17th century
Level of description
Extent and format
ff. ix + 379.
Leather binding, calf, brown, gilt-tooled; on the fore-edge the figure '3'.
Scope and content
Alphabet mainly of English arms, with blazons (fols. 4-215), followed by heraldic memoranda including transcripts of grants of arms, with coats in trick, mostly relating to the Eastern counties (fols. 228-315), with indexes (fols. vi, vii,227); 17th century. Material relating to Norfolk includes names of baronets created 1611-65, knights created temp. Chas.I, II, High Sheriffs, and a copy of the proclamation by Sir Edward Bysshe, Clarenceux, at Norwich, 1671, fols. 222-6, 377. Miscellaneous heraldic and other material, fols. 343-79, includes an elegy on Charles I, beg. 'England an Amphitheatre of blood' (fol. 349), and notes on beasts in heraldry (fols. 369-75, 379); for further details see fol. iv. Arms of Cady, fol. 1 (cf. fol. 244), with a related poem; William Cady certified some of the copies of grants.
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Archival history
Name of William Mingay, Register to the Bishop of Norwich, fol. 378. Cutting from an unidentified dealer's catalogue, item 481, fol. iv. Circular bookplate of Alfred William Morant, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, fol. ii. Morant's sale, Puttick and Simpson, 24 May 1882, lot ?1466. Acquired (with MSS/0353, MSS/0373) by Sir A. W. Franks, PSA (bookplate, fol. i).