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William Anderson:
The Scottish Nation; or the Surnames, Families, Literature, Honours, and Biographical History of the People of Scotland. [Complete in three volumes].

Edinburgh: A. Fullarton & Co., 1863. First edition. viii, 4, 752pp; [ii], 4, 752pp; [ii], 4, 736pp: each volume with engraved portraits, woodcuts in the text, and engraved tables of titular genealogies, printed in black and red and showing family crests. Contents very clean, though with some tanning at the portraits, and with foxing to the prelims and final pages. Each volume with the 1863 ownership name of Charles Neil to the first blank leaf and the armorial bookplate of John Whiting to the pastedown. Neil's blindstamp to head of title pages: also, in Vol.I, his name. Quarto, all edges marbled, in attractive early 20thC bindings of half morocco with marbled boards, ruled and titled in gilt, bright, clean and firm. A very nice set. VG+.
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Joseph Foster:
Pedigrees of Yorkshire Families: complete in two volumes: 1: West Riding; 2: North and East Riding. Authenticated by the members of each family.

London: W. Wilfred Head, 1874. First edition. Vol I: [xvi], followed by more than 130 pedigrees, most in the form of large foldout sheets, each with their arms, and in four cases with the coat of arms also reproduced finely on a separate page (no colour). The Calverly pedigree is present only in facsimile, laid in; the Howard pedigrees fit in a pocket inside the back cover. Foldouts in very good clean order: some inner corners are bent at the tip, and a few are darkened at the edge where this has been exposed. A very few bear a previous owner's unobtrusive notes or marks. With the original yellow endpapers, reinforced at the hinges, and with the armorial bookplate of George Dixon, the first owner. /// Vol II: [xii], followed by more than 90 pedigrees, most in the form of large foldout sheets, each with their arms, and in three cases with the coat of arms also reproduced finely on a separate page (no colour). The Favell and Willoughby pedigrees appear to be lacking, and the Cholmeley, Constable and Strangewayes pedigrees are present only in facsimile, laid in. The Constable has a faint stain from sellotape formerly used to join two sheets. The Rudston-Read pedigree is supplemented by an extensive 1968 addendum in pencil on a separate sheet, laid in. /// Large quarto, in the original bindings of green cloth over bevelled boards, titled in gilt. Refurbished, clean and firm, gilt a little dull. A very nice set. Very Good+.
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National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Maryland:
The Maryland Society of the Colonial Dames of America.

Baltimore: Guggenheimer, Weil & Co., 1899. First edition. 163pp. Contents very clean, with a few light pencil marginalia. In the original slightly soiled binding of cream pebble cloth with the Society's circular insignia in gilt to the upper board. The gilt is rubbed, the corners are eroded, and the spine ends have been professionally refurbished. A very good firm copy. VG.

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Sir Bernard Burke: edited by his son:
A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland. Ninth Edition. aka (spine title): Burke's Landed Gentry of Ireland 1899.

London: Harrison & Sons, 1899. 9th Edition. liv, [prelims & Supplement] 495, 6 [Advertizer], 16 [publisher's advertisements]. Original black endpapers with modern armorial bookplate. Title page has 2cms of surface abrasion near top edge (due to heavy use of eraser). Some of the Supplement pages have a tiny stain to the bottom corner. Contents very fresh and firm. Quarto, in the original ruled red pebble cloth over bevelled boards with crest to upper board and decorative gilt titling to spine. Bright, firm and clean, with some dulling to spine gilt, spine ends professionally refurbished. A particularly nice copy of this scarce edition. Very Good+.
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Edited by A. Lindsay Kelly:
Kelly's Directory of Essex, 1926.

London: Kelly Directories Ltd, [1925?]. Original printing. 26 adverts, xx, 1075p: complete with the coloured map, with a minor professional repair. Advertisement endpapers rubbed: contents otherwise very good. Edges sprinkled. Quarto, In the original binding of red cloth, ruled in blind, with advertisements in black to the boards, and titled in gilt to boards and spine. Boards bright and firm, spine slightly dulled and puckered, with a small repair to head. Very nice copy. VG+.
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Gelasio Caetani:
Domus Caetana: Storia Documentata della Famiglia Caetani. Vols. I:i & I:ii Medio Evo [Medioevo] parte prima e seconda: . Vol. II : Il Cinquecento. Complete 2 vols bound in 3. [Family History of the Caetani Family].

San Casciano in Val di Pesa: Fratelli Stianti, 1927, 1933. Limited Edition of 425 copies. Vol I part i: 324pp; Vol I part ii 346pp; Vol. II: 389pp. With rubricated capitals and many illustrations, some in colour. Contents in fine condition, with a little soiling at the prelims. Laid in is the card of the President of the Fondazione Caetani, with a gift inscription, signed and dated 1987. The three volumes each 36x26cms, in quarter bindings of dark grey cloth titled in red, with cream spines titled in black, clean, bright and firm, with the original paper covers bound in. Very nice bound set. Near Fine.
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