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Barak Longmate. 'A Collection of Arms and Crests…’

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Barak Longmate. 'A Collection of Arms and Crests…’
1771-after 1780
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Extent and format
Paper; pp. vi + 367 (followed by an unpaginated index). Quarto. Leather, gilt-stamped with the initials of Thomas Willement. Signature of Thomas Willement, Davington priory, p. i. Willement purchased the manuscript from Longmate's son, Barak, 14 Jan. 1830 (note, p. vi). Armorial bookplate of Hubert James Cecil Rostron, p. ii
Scope and content
A Collection of Arms and Crests & ca made from the most undoubted Authorities (which are cited) By Barak Longmate..' (p. vi), genealogist and heraldic engraver (1738-93). Blazons of arms from visitations, books, prints and other sources, including MS collections of arms in trick, 1634, 1644 (pp. 59-63), MS collections owned by Mr Blyke, 1771 (pp. 64-79) and Mr Pingo, engraver (pp. 154-83), and Gough's notes (pp. 260-329), said to be 'penes B Pingo Rouge Dragon' (Benjamin Pingo, Rouge Dragon 1780-6). List of grants by Robert Cooke, Clarenceux (pp. 85-97), and copies of grants of arms (pp. 348-50, 352). Smaller sheets of arms (pp. 353-67) from the visitation of Leicestershire. Contents lists, p. v. Index by Thomas Willement at the end of the volume.
Neve, Peter Le (1661-1729), herald and antiquary
Longmate, Barak (1738-1793), genealogist and engraver
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