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The Catalogue of Honor or Tresury of True Nobility Peculiar and proper to the Isle of Great Britaine: That is to say: A Collection historicall of all the Free Monarches aswell Kinges of England as Scotland (now united together) with the Princes of Walles, Dukes, Marquisses, and Erles; their wives, children, Alliances, Familes, Descentes & Achievementes of Honor
London : William Jaggard, 1610 A fair to good copy of this scarce work in contemporary binding with frontispiece, decorative title page, 8 further plates and numerous engravings. According to some recent research Thomas Milles 1550-1626 (said to be a spy for Queen Elizabeth I) was possibly the compiler of the work with text previously written by Robert Glover (1543-1588) who collected a large selection of coats of arms and changed the way that family trees were laid out. Famous for the contemporary text change at p493 said to be done to hide concerns about the Blount family tree. This copy has had the binding repaired to provide a new spine with raised bands and title label, and to repair the corners. New endpapers have been added. With frontispiece (showing Parliament - repaired); title page (some repair to gutter); epistle dedicatory 6pp (stain on first page); dedication 1p; table 1p; text pp 1-97 (lacking page 69/70) with 8 plates, some light worming to bottom margin and small hole in p61; Peroration 7pp; blank; title page - A Catalogue of the Kinges of England - text including shields pp 3-241 (p177-180 smalll sections handwritten with shield replaced on p180 - paper is merged in and looks contemporary; shields on pp 193/4 pasted in but complete, some repaired text on p195); blank; title page; text pp 290 - 480; text 485-486; text 489-584 - section cut out on p493 and hand written text inserted ''naturall children..etc; text 588 - 1130 with title pages for sections - numerous mispaginations, some corrections and notes in contemporary hand, some paper repairs - p598 blank paper inserted where shield would be, p 617 section with cross across it; p 631 and 643 sections with blank paper; similar pp 763, 765, 767, 780, a little gutter worming p 936-42. small piece missing corner p 1129; erata 1p. Pages have light brown toning to edges but generally are very clean with some contemporary noting. Decorative head and tailpieces and initial capitals throughout. Please enquire if you would like to see more images.
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