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The Baronage of England or an Historical Account of the Lives and most memorable Actions of our English Nobility in the Saxons time to the Norman Conquest and from thence of those who had their rise before the end of King Henry the Third's Reign Deduced from Publick Records Antient Historians and other Authorities by William Dugdale Norroy King of Arms Tome the First Tome the Second
First Edition. 2 vols. in 1. Folio. [Text: 412 x 230 mm]. 790, [2 (index); [8], 312 [Ss-Zz4 are omitted], 361-488, [4 (index)] pp. Light browning, occasional minor stains. Contemporary binding by Roger Bartlett of Oxford of black morocco, the covers tooled in gilt with a tall roll-tooled "cottage-roof" panel, the roof formed by strawberry volutes with clusters of strawberry volutes and a fleuron hanging from the eaves, leafy sprays and flowers in the corners and centre of the long sides. Spine with six bands, the second panel lettered in gilt on a red goatskin label with a pair of gilt stepped corner tools below, the third and sixth panels filled with repeated gilt impressions of a strawberry roll, the others with a central lozenge formed by a pair of fleurons with the stepped triangular corner tools in the corners. Comb-marbled endleaves. All edges gilt, with an original, although rather simple, fore-edge painting under the gilt of flowers and leaves drawn in ink and coloured in pink and light blue (joints rubbed, particularly at the bands and cracked in the top and bottom panels, corners slightly bumped).    London by Tho. Newcomb, for Abel Roper, John Martin, and Henry Herringman, 1675 [-
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