Heraldic Illustrations, Comprising the Armorial Bearings of the Principal Families of the Empire; with Pedigrees And Annotations. 2 Volumes, the 1845 & the 1846
Burke, John and John Bernard Burke

London, England: E. Churton, 1845. F Two volumes of this series, the 1845 and the 1846; including black and white engraved plates of arms, folding charts of pedigrees, genealogy; mottoes, translated and elucidated; with useful index for each volume; the illustrations very well done and printed on heavier paper stock than the text, credited to F.P. Becker, J. Emslie, R. Baker; frontispiece of the 1845 with full page engraving of the arms of the Duke of Northumberland, Knight of the Garter; the frontis of the 1846 with the arms of William Henry Worthington, Esq.; volumes approx. 7 1/4" x 10" size; bound in the original red cloth; covers with blindstamped decorations; spines with gilt titles, decorated with an armored standing figure; top edges gilt; edge, tips wear-through, soiling and splitting of the top layer of the cloth at the edges of the spines, the blocks sewn strongly and securely; spine cloth color dulled, darkened; contents clean and in very good condition. One of the many works on the British peerage by the British father-son collaboration of John Burke & son, (1786 - 1848) author and genealogist, "...John Burke was the founder of the most widely known and extensive series of genealogical reference books relating to the titled and landed classes of the United Kingdom, and was the progenitor of a dynasty which oversaw their publication..." (Thomas Woodcock in the ODNB) writing with his son Sir (John) Bernard Burke, (1814 - 1892), genealogist and herald "...Burke produced numerous popular books on heraldry and genealogy... their value for information about nineteenth-century families, with their detail on children and their spouses, remains exceptional and allowed the British-property owning class to be the best referenced in the world..." (also Thomas Woodcock in the ODNB) Good Hardcover (Item ID: 24107)


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