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Alphabet of arms

Reference code
Alphabet of arms
Mid 17th century; after 1640
Level of description
Extent and format
ff. v + 16-191 (lacks 1-15, 24, 31, 42, 45, 48, 53, 59, 63).
Oblong octavo.
Cloth binding, dark green. Phillipps MS 11289 (Phillipps stamp, 1846, fol. iv). Owned by F. A. Heygate Lambert of Banstead, Surrey (bookplate, fol. iii); Dr Harold Bowditch, of Boston, USA (bookplate, fol. ii). Other indications of provenance: '100 Berwick MSS', fol. i; Garratts Hall Library, fol. iv.
Scope and content
An alphabet of arms, with additional entries on the versos, continuation and a further alphabet, fols 149-91 (to Moulton), added in different hands; after 1640, with later additions. Arms in colour and trick. The first alphabet begins imperfectly with Brampton, Bowtherbe and Banckes; the last entry in the first hand is Ushar, Veall, fol. 94. The first alphabet includes references to Guillim, Display of Heraldrie (1632 or 1638 edition) and errors derived from Guillim and Yorke, Union of Honour (1640). See the introduction to MSS/0822*.
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Archival history
Acquired from Dobell of London, 1930 (cutting from catalogue, fol.v), by Dr Harold Bowditch, FSA (d.1964), who deposited it in SA, 1963 (Giftbook entry, 10 June 1963). Exhibited by T.D.Tremlett, FSA (A.J., 29 (1949), 135).