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Monumental Heraldry. 'A Monumental Armory’ by J H Sperling

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Monumental Heraldry. 'A Monumental Armory’ by J H Sperling
c. 1859-1864
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Extent and format
pp.vi + 313, v + 228, v + 307, iv + 296; indexes unpaginated. Four volumes. Quarto. Vols.I, II, reversed leather binding, brown, rebacked; Vols.III, IV, Half leather binding, brown. Bookplate of John Hanson Sperling, Trinity College, Cambridge, in Vols.I, fol. i, II, fol. ii. Bookplate of Ralph Griffin in each volume.
Scope and content
'A Monumental Armory', collected by the Rev. John Hanson Sperling (1825-94); c. 1859-64. Consists of blazons of arms found on monuments, etc., in churches. Arranged in four volumes:- Vol.I. Essex; Vols. II-IV. Miscellaneous. Indexes of counties, parishes and names at the back of Vols. I-III, and front of Vol. IV. According to notes by Ralph Griffin (I, fol. iv; II, fol. i) these two volumes are not in the hand of the Rev. J. H. Sperling but were transcribed from his notebooks by a copyist who misread some of the entries.
Sperling, John Hanson (1825-1894), Anglican clergyman and antiquary
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Archival history
Presented by Ralph Griffin, FSA, June 1922.