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Monumental inscriptions. “A Transcript of severall Coates of armes …“

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Monumental inscriptions. “A Transcript of severall Coates of armes …“
1657, with 19th century additions
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pp.iii + 141. Small oblong quarto. Half leather binding, brown, with marbled boards. Label bearing the number '1749' on the front cover.
Scope and content
'A Transcript of severall Coates of armes belonging to severall Noble Familyes ... together wth the Epitaphes and Inscriptions upon their severall Tablets & Grave Stones' (title page, p. 1); 1657, with 19th century additions. First collected by Maurice Price, servant to Timothy Baldwin, LL.D (1652), Fellow of All Souls, Oxford (1640), and afterwards transcribed 'per me Ro:E(?)', in 1656/7 (p. 1). The original order of the contents is now disturbed. The collection (pp. 1-108) relates mainly to Bath, Oxford and London, and includes material similar to, but not identical with, parts of the MS collection (now Bodl.Lib., MS Top.gen.d. 19) of Thomas Dingley (Dineley), History from Marble (see Camden Soc., orig. ser., 94, 97 (1867, 1868). Dingley's collection was however compiled many years later. Illustrated with arms in trick, and pen drawings of monuments, etc. The royalist sympathies of the compiler are evident and the collection ends, p. 108, with a poem on the death of Charles I, beg. 'Keepe Station Nature and rest heaven sure', followed by the words 'Sic transit Gloria Mundi'. Additions by Henry Gwyn, 19th century, throughout and on pp. 109-120, and fragments of his correspondence, pp. 121, 125. Indexes of places, names and arms by Gwyn, pp. 126-41, dated at the end 1 Apr. 1832.
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