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Heraldry. Collection of arms in trick

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Heraldry. Collection of arms in trick
18th century, with 19th century additions.
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Extent and format
Paper; ff. xiv + ff. 6-291 (imperfect at the beginning). Folio. Half leather, brown, with marbled boards (as SAL/MS/459). Lettering-piece, with reference 'G', from the former binding laid down on the front pastedown.
Scope and content
A miscellaneous collection of arms in trick, with a few pedigrees (fols. 110v, 113v-16v and later material; 18th century, with 19th century additions by Charles William Bishop. Imperfect at the beginning (lacks fols. 1-5). Arms of gentry, civic dignitaries (e.g. Sir John Fryer, Lord Mayor, 1720, arms taken from his coach, fol. 44) and of many captains of militia, 1643, and Civil War Colonels (fols. 102-12). Arranged in three rows of four shields. Further achievements, crests, etc., entered on the versos. Arms of Martin Luther from his tomb in Wittenberg, 1571, fol. 67v. Coloured achievement of Delancey, fol. 122. Impression from the coffin plate of Sir Thomas Lawrence, PRA, 1830, inserted before fol. 134. Transcripts of grants of arms, etc., by Charles William Bishop, 1829-39 (fols. 122v-64 passim); index of names by him, Jan. 1829 (fols. vi-xiv). Blank pages or blank shield outlines, fols. 165-291. Some fire damage to tops of pages.
Neve, Peter Le (1661-1729), herald and antiquary
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Archival history
Reference, fol. i, to Puttick and Simpson's sale, 15 Apr. 1898 (which included heraldic MSS of Messrs. Bishop), but not identified among lots 875-85, 887-9, which were acquired by Crisp. Crisp collection no. 133 (fols. i, ii). Bookplates of Frederick Arthur Crisp, FSA, fol. ii, and Ralph Griffin, FSA, fol. ii (signature, fol. i).