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Hatton Book of Seals

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Hatton Book of Seals
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Extent and format
ff. v + 25.
Half leather binding, green, with marbled boards and marbled edges. 'From Sir Frederic Madden's Library 7/6', fol. ii. Madden's sale, Sotheby's, 7-9 Aug. 1873, lot 658.
Scope and content
Notes and drawings by Sir Frederic Madden from the Hatton Book of Seals; made c. 1831 when the MS was lent by Lord Winchilsea to George Baker of Northampton (fol. iii). The notes relate only to nos. 1-54 of the original (now Northampshire Record Office, Finch-Hatton MS 170); 'I did not proceed further with these notes FM', fol. 25. Includes drawings by Madden of seals and some loose tracings. With a list by Madden (fols. iv-v verso) of the contents of the Hatton MS when placed in his care for binding at the British Museum, June 1858. See L. C. Loyd, Doris M. Stenton, Sir Christopher Hatton's Book of Seals, Northants. Record Society, 15 (1950), xxxi-ii. See also MSS/0748.
Madden, Frederic William (1839-1904), numismatist and librarian
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