Bookplate of the Marquess of Ely on each front pastedown endpaper, signature of Wm. Southwell on each title-page, half of one lettering-piece lost and other title-labels rubbed with loss of gilt, worn at heads and tails of spines, front joint of volume... 3 vols, contemporary calf, red and black lettering-pieces to each volume, 8vo, 22 cm, xii, 18, (19)-(40), 19-530,  pp, 36 pp of plates + vii, , 540,  pp + vii, , 485, 35 pp. with over 400 engraved arms on the 36 pp of plates. A revision of Thomas Wotton's work of 1741.
Very Good. Book Three volumes bound in full leather with gilt titles to the spine, gilt detailing to the boards, and collates complete with 36 plates and in a lovely original binding. Scarce. Containing a genealogical and historical account of all the English Baronets now existing, with their descents, marriages, and memorable actions both in war and peace. Collected from authentic manuscripts, records, old wills, our best historians, and other authorities. Illustrated with their Coats of Arms, engraven on copper-plates. Also a list of all the Baronets who have been advanced to that dignity, from the first institution thereof. To which is added, an account of such Nova-Scotis Baronets as are of English families; and a Dictionary of Heraldry, explaining such terms as are commonly used in English Armory. Condition: The bindings are tight and firm, although the outer hinges are slightly cracked. There is some mildwear to the extremities includingslight bumping to the corners and slight rubbing to the spines. Internally the pages are clean and bright. Overall the volumes are in very good condition.
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