ALPHABET OF ARMS OF ENGLISH FAMILIES

MS 555
MS Short Title ALPHABET OF ARMS OF ENGLISH FAMILIES
Text 1.ALPHABET OF ARMS OF ENGLISH FAMILIES 
2.THE TITLE OF BARONS, TREATISE 
3.ROYAL AND COUNTY GENEALOGIES, DURING THE REIGN OF EACH SUCCESSIVE ENGLISH MONARCH THROUGH JAMES I, AS WELL AS OF FAMILIES GROUPED BY COUNTIES 
4.ROBERT COOK, CLARENCEUX KING OF ARMS: LETTER OF 24 OCTOBER 1574 ANNOUNCING A PATENT PASSED 
5.WILLIAM CAMDEN, CLARENCEUX KING OF ARMS: NOTICE CONCERNING THE ORDER OF BATH OF 12 FEBRUARY 1613 
6.ORDINATION OF PRINCE HENRY AS PRINCE OF WALES, 1610 
7.INVOICE FOR SERVICES RENDERED TO KING JAMES
Description MS in English and French (text 4) on paper, England, ca. 1580-1613, 2 vols., 252+147 ff., 19x13 cm, single column, (ca. 18x12 cm), 30-38 lines in English cursive documentary script, decorated opening letters, hundreds shields and crests tricked in pen and ink, 20 full-page coloured coats of arms, 4 pp. of handcoloured coat of arms in several hands.
Binding Cheltenham, England, ca. 1868-1872, light yellow-brown Middle Hill boards, sewn on 3 cords.
Provenance 1. William Camden, Clarenceux King of Arms (1613); 2. Sir Thomas Phillipps, Cheltenham, Ph 20908 & Ph 20909 (1868-1872); 3. Katharine, John, Thomas & Alan Fenwick, Cheltenham, (1872-1946); 4. Robinson Bros., London (1946-1978); 5. Kraus cat. 157(1980):150 & 189.
Place of origin England
Dates ca. 1868-1872

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