ff.iv + 142. Folio. Reversed leather binding, blind-tooled. Original vellum bookmarks. Bookplate (by Hogarth) of John Holland, herald painter, fol. i; the name 'John Holland No. 17' written underneath (not in the same hand as the notes in MSS/0393, MSS/0396).
Extracts of arms, in trick, from visitations; after 1625. The excerpts were transcribed from a number of sources; few are dated. Added information includes ‘Living 1620' (fol. 44), and other dates, 1630 (fol. 81), 1634 (fol. 128v). Contents:- Cambridge (part missing, cf. the contents list, fol. iii verso), fols. 8-11; Durham (1615, fol. 14), fols. 13-23v; Devon (1564, fol. 25), fols. 24-44v; Cornwall, fols. 45-62; Nottinghamshire, fols. 63-74v; Shropshire, fols. 77-85v; Somerset (1601, fol. 90), fols. 89-97; Surrey, fols. 99-114; Sussex (including a copy of the patent for William Thomas of Lewes, 14 May 1608, fol. 116), fols. 115-31; Surrey (Visitation, 1625, cf. fols. 131v, 135v), fols. 131v-5v. Incomplete contents list, fol. iii verso. Indexes for each county added in a later hand, fols. 1-7v, 136-7.
Possibly incorporated from the papers of the Rev. John Brand, Sec. SA, see Council Minutes, 25 June 1812, p. 238, which refers to Brand's manuscript collections relating to Newcastle (MS S/0448) and to 'one or two heraldic manuscripts by Mr. Holland'.