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Arms of the nobility of England in the year 1638, beautifully painted in colours; accompanied in the earlier part of the volume with notices of creation and descent, and notes of former holders of the same titles, 17th century

MS. Rawl. B. 124
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

Prefixed are:

  1. (fol. 1) A full-length coloured figure, in state robes, marked "Princeps;" the face unfortunately obliterated;
  2. (fol. 2) List of degrees of rank, in order of precedency.

Some leaves are blank.


  • Creation: 17th century


33 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Rawl. B. 124

Custodial History

At the beginning is the following note: "♂ 5 March, 1733/4 bought this book for 11s. -d. at the sale by auction of the MSS. of Tho. Rawlinson, esq. deceased. Vide catalogue 16th., pa. 10., no. 144. Oliver Acton."

The catalogue of T. Rawlinson's MSS. states that this volume "seems to have been King Charles the First's book;" apparently from its bearing his arms impressed upon the cover.

Physical Facet

On parchment, in quarto, forma oblonga


Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom