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A description of Heraldry

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MS. Add. B. 18
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'A description of Heraldry ... Aug. 7, 1665. Tho: Crosthwaite e Coll. Reg. A: M: Oxon :', unsystematic notes from printed books.

A note by Edward Stibbs, Chester Herald 1721-1739 (whose armorial bookplate is in the volume), wrongly states that this book was made and written by dr. John Hudson, Bodley's Librarian (who may perhaps have owned it), and records that it was given to the writer in 1726, by his 'much esteemed friend W: L:.'

Many pages are blank.


  • Creation: written in A.D. 1665 by T. Crosthwaite


153 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Add. B. 18, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Add. B. 18

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18723


'A description of Heraldry,' written in A.D. 1665 by T. Crosthwaite.

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Crosthwaite (fl. 1665-1676), of Queen's College, Oxford.

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. V, no. 28968.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought from messrs. Charles T. Jefferies & Sons, of Bristol, on Aug. 23, 1869, for 15s.

Physical Facet

On paper


5 7/8 × 3 7/8 in.

A description of Heraldry
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom