The Peerage of England; Containing A Genealogical and Historical Account of All the Peers in the Kingdom ... 8 vols. + Supplement by B. Longmate (9 vols.).

London: Printed for W. Strahan, J. F. and C. Rivington, J. Hinton, T. Payne, W. Owen, S. Crowder, T. Caslon, T. Longman, C. Rivington, C. Dilly, J. Robson, T. Lowndes, G. Robinson, T. Cadell, H. L. Gardner, W. Davis, J. Nichols, T. Evans, J. Bew, R. Baldwin, 1779. Half-Leather. 8vo. Red leather spines and corners rubbed, edgeworn. Gilt lettering bright. Edges soiled. Marbled boards rubbed, edgeworn. Library spine labels, bookplates on fpds, pencil and ink markings on front matter, library inkstamps on title pages. Bindings tight. Title page cont'd: "Now existing, either by Tenure, Summons, or Creation: Their Descents and Collateral Lines: Their Births, Marriages, and Issue: 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 Mottoes, Curiously Engraved on Copper-Plates." Throughout the nine volumes the previous owner has laid in or neatly attached folded newsclippings or obituary notices pertaining to the peers in the text, from the late 18th and early 19th century, mounted and folded so that no text is obscured. Occasional light pencil marginalia and margin marks. Occasional light foxing and finger soil, occasional small (less than 1/2") tears. Heraldic engravings throughout. Volume I: 456 pp. First through fourth blank leaves detached, laid in. With additional ephemera laid in/mounted: Prince Leopold, The Queen's funeral, Leeds, Norfolk, Cumberland, Marquis of Hartington, Bedford, Bolton. Small tear to bottom of plate 10 (Crest of Bolton). 17 engravings. Volume II: 528 pp. + index. Additional ephemera laid in/mounted: John Egerton, Bishop of Durham (p. 57), Manchester, Northumberland (p. 498). 3" tear to bottom of pp. 85-6. Engravings 18-28. Volume III: 427 pp. + index. 3" tear to first blank page. Additional ephemera: Countess Dowager of Huntingdon (102). Engravings 29-48. Volume IV: 431 pp. + index. Additional ephemera: Wentworth. Light pencil note on plate 54 (Rochford). Engravings 49-76. *Missing plate 73. Volume V: 495 pp. + index. 1" tears pp. 3-4, 259-60. Additional ephemera: Fitzwilliam, Grenville-Temple, Orford (407), Pitt, Mansfield. Engravings 77-107. *Missing plate 101 (Spencer?). Volume VI: 423 pp. + index. Additional ephemera: Courtenay (index). Engravings 108-131, complete. Volume VII: 448 pp. + index. Additional ephemera: Arundel, Chedworth (Printed folded sheet tipped in, titled "Inscription to the Memory of Lord Chedworth in St. Matthew's Church-Yard, Ipswich"). Pp. 347-8 chipped at edges, no text missing. Engravings 132-163, complete. Volume VIII: 452 pp. + index. Additional ephemera: Amherst. Engravings 164-194, complete. Plate 194 has light pencil margin note. (Vol. IX) A Supplement to the Fifth Edition of Collin's Peerage of England; Containing a general Account of the Marriages, Births, Promotions, Deaths, &c. Which Have Occurred in each Family, From that Publication, in the Year 1779, to the Present Time. Also, Genealogical and Historical Acounts of those Families which have been advanced to the English Peerage, whether by Descent or Creation, since that Period." 1784. London, Printed for W. Strahan et al. 434 pp. + index. 34 Copper-Plates. Fair to Good. Item #16768

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