Portfolio of Fragments Relative to the Historyand Antiquities, Topography and Genealogies of the County Palatine andDuchy of Lancaster. Embellished with numerous Engravings of Views, Seats,Arms, Seals, and Antiquities. Edited by John Harland. Third Edition, withadditions and Improve-ments, containing a copious general index, and aspecial index to the Coats of Arms.
London. George Routledge and Sons& Manchester. L.C. Gent. 1869. Hardcover. folio, 37.5cm, xi,[2 pl.],3-426,p.,ads., with lithographed frontis portrait, title page printed in red andblack with gilt decorated initial letters, & 56 plates and Illustrations(inc. folding map and plan, 2 large folding pedigrees, 10 full-pageengraved plates (1 double-page), numerous engraved vignetteillustrations, and over 1600 coats of arms, appendix, index of arms &general index, in contemporary half brown morocco, gilt titles and ruleson the spine, brown cloth boards, double gilt ruled borders, marbledendpapers, t.e.g., inner linen hinges expertly reinforced, someoccasional light foxing, text a bit bumped on the front margin, LargePaper Issue? (other copies are c.32cm tall), Signed Binding "Fazakerley,Liverpool", with 2 armorial bookplates (one on the front free fly inquite large), in all, a very good to fine copy attractively bound. (ds1) Third edition of this collection of genealogical and topographicalinformation for Lancashire. Although the text is substantially that ofthe second edition, this is the first to include indexes - one for thetext and one for the large number of coats of arms illustrated therein- and introduces continuous pagination and a general table of contents(as the earlier editions had been published in parts). Collated,complete. Item #34449