The Peerage of England; A Supplement to the Four Volumes of the Peerage of England
Title of the first part continues: "Containing A Genealogical and Historical Account Of all the Peers of England, Now existing, either by tenure, Summons or Creation: Their Descents and Collateral Lines: Their Births, Marriages, and Issues: Famous Actions both in War and Peace: Religious and Charitable Donations: Deaths, Places of Burial, Monuments, Epitaphs And many valuable Memoirs never before printed. Also Their Paternal Coats of Arms, Crests, and Supporters, curiously engraven on Copper Plates. Collected from Records, Old Wills, Authentick Manuscripts, our most approv'd Historians, and other Authorities." Title of the second part continues: "Containing A Succession of the Peers from 1740; with Accounts of those that have been promoted to higher Titles. And a Genealogical History of all the Families since advances to the Peerage of this Kingdom. Their Births, Marriages, and Issues; Places of Burial, and Epitaphs: With Memoirs of their famous Actions, and Employments, both in War and Peace, never before printed. Also, Their Paternal Coats of Arms, Crests, and Supporters, curiously engraven on Copper Plates. Collected from Records, authentick Manuscripts, our most approved Historians, and other Authorities. In Two Volumes. The first edition of this work was published in 1709. Later editions benefited from the earlier work of Sir William Dugdale whose Baronage of England had been published in 1675. At some point Collins acquired a manuscript of Dugdale's work, owned by Gregory King, Lancaster herald, with his own notes. Collins' work became the basis for Sir Egerton Brydges' edition of the peerage published in 1812 and later for Cockayne's Complete Peerage of 1887-98."
Publisher: Vols. I to 3 published by R. Gosling and T. Wotton, and W. Innys and R. Manby; others published by W. Innys et al
Edition: Vol. 4 is a Third Edition
Date Published: 1735-56
Place Published: London
Condition: Very good
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: 7 vols.: , 16, 514, ; , 20, 432, ; , 21-40, 433-820, ; xvi, 41, 530, , ; 514, ; viii, , 398, ; , 400-820,  p. 20 cm. First 4 books dated 1735. 5th dated 1756 and last 2 dated 1750. 134 p. of engraved plates showing coats of arms. Full leather with raised bands, gilt impressing to spines, burgundy spine labels. Black and red titles. Some head pieces. Books are Vol. I, Vol. 2 Part I, Vol. 2 Part 2, Vol. 3, Vol. 4, Supplement Vol. 1 & Supplement Vol. 2. Spines labeled 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 5 & 6. Repairs to hinges, corners, and spine ends, gilt wearing thin, repair to vertical crack in spine of vol. 5. Repair to chipped label on Vol. 2 Part I. New labels to Vol. 2 Part 2 and to Vol. 4. Bookplates for Francis, Earl of Effingham, on front pastedowns of first 4 books and on 2nd supplement volume. Bookplate of Percival Hart Dyke on front pastedown of Vol. 4. Hinges repaired internally. Dampstains to Vol. I and Vol. 2 Part I, as well as rear of Vol. 3. Ink inscription on rear of Vol. 4's title page and ink spot on text block edge.