A GENEALOGICAL AND HERALDIC HISTORY OF THE COLONIAL GENTRY (IN TWO VOLUMES), Sir B. Burke, 2 vols., 1891-5; pedigrees; illus. with engraved coats of arms; includes families of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, West Indies, etc.; index; xv+400+16, iii+xvii-xxiii+401-876pp, including advertisements and 7pp of corrections to Vol. 1; large 8vo; brief internal library marks, 9 leaves of Vol. 1 crudely secured with adhesive tape, orig. gilt dec. red cloth, top edges gilt, cloth darkened and worn around spines, a half-inch piece chipped from top of spine of Vol. 1, hinges firm. 80 pounds

 

BURKE FAMILY INDEX, ed. H. Montgomery-Massingberd, Burke Peerage Ltd., 1976; including alphabetical list of surnames, providing a guide to the most complete and up-to-date version of the narrative pedigree of any family to be found in the many Burke publications, with a separate entry for every variation of surname; bibliography of Burke’s, 1826-1976, by Rosemary Pinches; xxx+171pp; 8vo; orig. gilt dec. red cloth, dust-jacket, a good, firm copy. 20 pounds

 

KELLY: HANDBOOK TO THE TITLED, LANDED, AND OFFICIAL CLASSES FOR 1903, 29th annual edn., Kelly & Co. Ltd.; viii+1633+18pp; 8vo; orig. gilt dec. red cloth, marbled edges, worn, lower outer joints split the full length, otherwise not a bad working copy and reasonably bright. 12 pounds

 

A GENEALOGICAL AND HERALDIC DICTIONARY OF THE PEERAGES OF ENGLAND, IRELAND, & SCOTLAND, EXTINCT, DORMANT, AND IN ABEYANCE, John Burke, 1831; 1st edn.; numerous pedigrees; engraved portrait frontispiece (spotted); x+632pp; 8vo; contemporary cloth gilt, a firm volume, frayed at top of spine. 35 pounds

 

WALFORD: COUNTY FAMILIES OF THE UNITED KINGDOM, E. Walford, 43rd annual publication, 1903; xvi+1170+28pp, including adverts. (some with illus.); large 8vo; orig. gilt dec. red cloth, all edges gilt, somewhat faded, otherwise a very good copy. 40 pounds

 

THE PEERAGE, BARONETAGE, AND KNIGHTAGE, OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND, C.R. Dodd, 1841; including the junior branches of the nobility and all the titled classes; 452pp.; small 8vo; orig. gilt dec. cloth, faded and rubbed, a firm volume. 15 pounds

 

KNIGHTS BACHELOR 1953-1954, G.W. Wollaston, 22nd edn.; A list of the existing recipients of the honour of knighthood, together with a short account of the origin, objects, and work of the Imperial Society of Knights Bachelor; with biographical notes; illus. with coats of arms; 383pp; 8vo; orig. gilt dec. red cloth, a fresh copy. 6 pounds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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