Peerage of England.

Collins, Arthur.

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London: W. Innys and J. Richardson, et al, 1756. 452 pp. 8vo. Bound in leather, with five raised bands, gilt lettering to the spine, and thin gilt border around boards. Vol. 3 or 4: title page and spine read Vol. 4, but first page says Vol. 3. In good condition. Light rubbing to all edges, corners bumped, light scuffing/soiling to boards. Leather of spine is cracked and lightly chipped at the ends, leather of front joint is cracked and chipping, causing the front board to be a little loose. Browning to textblock, light foxing to endpapers and margins. Bookplate of Samuel A.B. Abbott - President of the Boston Public Library Board of Trustees during the library's relocation to Copley Square, in 1895 - to the fpd, different name signed in ink to the title pg. Interior otherwise clean. Includes many sets of blank pgs on which the reader can place heraldry stamps. "Containing a Genealogical and Historical Account of all the Peers of England, Now existing, either by Tenure, Summons, or Creations; Their Descents and Collateral Lines; Their Births, Marriages, and Issues; Famous Actions both in War and Peace; Religious and Charitable Donations; Deaths, Places of Burial, Monuments, Epitaphs; and many valuable Memoirs never before printed. Also their paternal Coats of Arms, Crests, Supporters, and Motto's curiously ingraven on copper-plates." Good Hard Cover (Item ID: 120328)



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