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Italian families. Arms

Reference code
MSS/0389
Title
Italian families. Arms
Date
1866-1867
Level of description
Item
Extent and format
ff.v + 96. Folio. Red leather spine, with marbled boards. Circular bookplate of Alfred William Morant, FSA, fol. i.
Scope and content
Arms of Italian families, in trick, copied by Alfred William Morant, FSA, from an 18th-century MS of the Priorista Fiorentino of Francesco Segaloni; 1866-7. Morant acquired his source (a Priorista Riformato based on Segaloni; now BL Egerton MS 2036) at the sale of the library of Dr H.Wellesley (Sotheby's, 3 Aug. 1866, lot 192) and sold it to the British Museum, 12 Oct. 1867. Notes and index by Morant, fols. iii,iv, 83-94. Arms copied from F. Zazzera, Della Nobiltà dell'Italia (1615-28), fols. 95,96. For the Priorista see also G.M.Mecatti, Storia Genealogica della nobiltà ... di Firenze (1754).
Creator
Morant, Alfred William (1828-1881), engineer, surveyor and antiquary
Previous reference number(s)
SAL/MS/389
Archival history
Acquired by Sir A. W. Franks at Morant's sale, Puttick and Simpson, 24 May 1882, lot 1403. Number '30', in pencil, fol. iii.