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The Peerage of England; Containing A Genealogical and Historical Account of all the Peers of that Kingdom, 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. Collected from Records, Old Wills, Authentic Manuscripts, our most approved Historians, and other Authorities, which are cited. The Fourth Edition, carefully Corrected, and continued to the present Time

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The Peerage of England; Containing A Genealogical and Historical Account of all the Peers of that Kingdom, 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. Collected from Records, Old Wills, Authentic Manuscripts, our most approved Historians, and other Authorities, which are cited. The Fourth Edition, carefully Corrected, and continued to the present Time

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London: Printed for H. Woodfall, J. Beecrof, W. Strahan...[et al], 1768. 7 volumes. 8vo, 205 x 120 mms., pp. [viii], 426 [427 - 448 Index; 16 engraved coats of arms]; [iv], 487 [488 blank, 489 - 504 Index; 15 engraved coats of arms]; [iv], 493, [494 - 514 Index; 25 engraved coats of arms]; [iv], 411 [412 blank, 413 - 427 Index, 428 blank; 19 engraved coats of arms]; [iv],499 [500 blank, 501 - 516 Index; 23 engraved coats of arms]; [iv]; 627 [628 blank, 629 - 644 Index; 45 engraved coats of arms, genealogical chart on page 496]; [iv], 655 [656 blank, 657 - 467 Index, 468 blank; 54 engraved coats of arms], including half-title in each volume, contemporary fair polished calf, gilt borders on covers, raised bands between gilt rules on spines, red morocco labels; lower half of rear joint on volume 7 slightly cracked, but otherwise a fine and attractive set. This was the first edition to be published after the death of Collins (1681/2–1760); the first edition had been published in 1709. Later editions benefited from the earlier work of Sir William Dugdale, whose Baronage of England had been published in 1675. At some stage, Collins also acquired a manuscript of Dugdale's work, which had been owned by Gregory King, Lancaster herald, with his own notes. Collins' work became the basis for Sir Egerton Brydges' edition of the peerage published in 1812; and finally, of course, for Cockayne's "monumental" Complete Peerage (1887 - 1898).

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The Peerage of England; Containing A Genealogical and Historical Account of all the Peers of that Kingdom, 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. Collected from Records, Old Wills, Authentic Manuscripts, our most approved Historians, and other Authorities, which are cited. The Fourth Edition, carefully Corrected, and continued to the present Time
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London: Printed for H. Woodfall, J. Beecrof, W. Strahan...[et al], 1768
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