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William Camden: Historical armorial of England

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8137

Scope and Contents

A collection, probably autograph, of five hundred and ten coats of arms in colour. The entries are arranged chronologically, starting with William I and ending with James I. Genealogical notes and other particulars have been added in most instances. The majority of the book was compiled around 1598, but there are two coats of arms of James I that probably date from the year of his succession (1603). There is catalogue entry describing the collection on the inside cover.


  • Creation: 1600 (Circa)


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The volume was formerly the property of William A. Macfarlane-Grieve Esq., whose bookplate is on the inside cover. Purchased by the Library from the executors of G.M. Macfarlane-Grieve, 1975.

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