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Titles of Honor: By the Famous and Learned Antiquary John Selden.
1672 - London, 1672. 3rd & Best edition. With a Eulogy for Selden by Ben Jonson Selden, John [1584-1654]. Titles of Honor: By the Late Famous and Learned Antiquary John Selden. Carefully Corrected With Additions and Amendments by the Author. London: E. Tyler and R. Holt, 1672. [xxxiv], 756 pp. Copperplate portrait frontispiece, woodcut, and a few copperplate, text illustrations. Folio (12" x 9"). Eighteenth-century speckled calf, gilt spine with raised bands and gilt title, careful repair to joints near head of spine, corners bumped and somewhat worn, pastedowns, loose, front hinge starting. Light rubbing and some minor nicks and scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, Light toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, light edgewear to a few leaves, very light soiling to title page. $500. * Third and best edition. With a eulogy by Ben Jonson. Selden's great historical work on nobility begins with a general discussion of titles and nobility. The following chapters consider the nobility of ancient Greece and Rome, Europe, the British Isles, the Roman Catholic and Greek Orthodox Churches, the Middle East and Asia. The final chapters survey various aspects of ceremony and precedence. First published in 1614, this work went through three editions. The third is the best because it contains substantial additions. More so than prior editions, the text has numerous illustrations of court dress, insignia and maps. English Short-Title Catalogue R218681. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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