Item #26905 The County Families of the United Kingdom; or, Royal manual of the titled & untitled aristocracy of Great Britain & Ireland. Edward Walford.
The County Families of the United Kingdom; or, Royal manual of the titled & untitled aristocracy of Great Britain & Ireland
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The County Families of the United Kingdom; or, Royal manual of the titled & untitled aristocracy of Great Britain & Ireland

London: Robert Hardwicke, 1860. Very Good-. Item #26905

London: Robert Hardwicke, 1860. First Edition. Large, thick octavo; publisher's gilt-stamped cloth, brown glazed endpapers; xxx,[2],865,[3],60pp.; pictorial ads bound in rear. Cloth rubbed at extremities, spine ends a bit frayed, hinges rather crudely reinforced, textblock shaken in binding, contemporary ownership signature at head of title page, else a Good or better copy overall.

First appearance of this behemoth Who's Who attempting to keep track of the "families continually crossing and re-crossing the narrow line which severs the aristocracy from the commonality" (from the Preface).

Price: $150.00