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THE SCOTS PEERAGE Founded on Wood’s Edition of Sir Robert Douglas’s Peerage of Scotland Containing An Historical and Genealogical Account of the Nobility of That Kingdom
Edinburgh David Douglas 1904-14. . 1st Ed. 9 vols. Royal 8vo. Cold. frontis., 75 plates, numerous shields depicted, Some very light browning, original bright gilt lettered cloth, minor signs of wear, a handsome set. Sir James Balfour Paul (1846–1931), herald and genealogist. ODNB. ‘... Paul's chief and most lasting contribution to Scottish heraldry is his masterly edition of [the above work] in nine finely printed and beautifully illustrated volumes. It was fortunate that a work of this magnitude was completed on the eve of the First World War. It effectively replaced all former Scottish peerage reference works and, on the whole, was comprehensive and accurate in the information it contained. Unlike The Complete Peerage it was not limited to successors to titles of honour and their immediate heirs. Amateurs of quaint and curious footnotes are likely to be disappointed. The Scots Peerage, as Paul acknowledged, was not his work alone—he received much assistance from a well-chosen body of able and learned persons—but there can be no doubt that he inspired the work and deserves most of the credit for it ...’ Additional postage may be necessary. US$1920
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