|Content Description||The Talbot family were the Earls of Shrewsbury. This volume contains extracts from 'the five MSS folio Volumes of the Families of Lovetot, Furnival and Verdon, but chiefly of the great Family of the Talbots...which volumes belong to the Library of the Lord Viscount Weymouth at Longleate...'.|
The text includes a number of family trees, as well as copies of letters written to the family, 1516-1617.
Date of 'Feb.8. 1693/4' is given on title page.
|Descriptive Features||Watermark: Strasbourg Lily with insignia 4WR, approx. 140 x 70mm (Type A)|
Watermark: Fleur de lis, 65 x 40 mm (Type B)
Countermark: Roman Numerals IV (With type B)
Watermark: Strasbourg Bend, 120 x 67 mm (Type C, blank front and back folios)
Countermark: none present with this watermark (With Type C)
Fair copy of one scribe
Bound in fawn mottled leather with triple lines around borders, blind tooling close to the border lines and a central stamp of the letter P surmounted by a coronet in gold; stamped in gold on spine the letter 'h', the title 'History of the Talbots Family' and at base of the spine 'E.2706' (spine divided into seven fields, six of which have a floral ornament stamped in gold); binder gave 7 front and 18 back leaves to the MS.