Bedford's Heraldry, [circa 1576].


Bedford's Heraldry, [circa 1576].

Bedford's Heraldry, [circa 1576].

Manuscript, in a single hand, consisting of approximately 350 hand-drawn and painted coats of arms for both noble families and Cambridge and Oxford colleges, including "Cleare Hall, 1326"; "Kinges Colledge, 1441"; "Magdalen Colledge, 1519"; and "The arms of K. Sigebert, founder of the Universitie of Cambridge." Several of the crests are annotated with genealogical notes in a secretary hand, which comments on the arms given to Robert Suckling by Queen Elizabeth I and those of De Grey of Merton in Norfolk. The Walpole arms appear on p. 125. Occasionally, on versos, are outlines of decorative initials. The volume also contains numerous notes on the practice of heraldry, including a pictorial list of drops of liquid such as blood, tears, water, pitch, and gold; a labeled diagram of a sample crest; examples of cornered, indented, and engrailed lines; and drawings of crowns for king, duke, marquess, earl, and viscount. The work has been annotated by James Whatman, who comments on the flyleaf, in a note dated 1828, on the probable date of the manuscript, the accuracy of the heraldic depictions, and the reason why the manuscript is labeled "Bedford's Heraldry."

1 v. (350 leaves) : 350 ill. ; 32 cm.

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