Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, 1916. FIFTH EDITION. Inverted Foolscap Folio (25x41cm). pp. iii, 54. In quarter blue cloth with grey paper-covered boards. Titles hand-inscribed in black ink to upper board. Binding weak; gutting split, and one of three tapes missing. Mould staining to spine. Large damp mark to top left corner of the front board, extending to title page. Black marks present in this area thereafter. Inscribed by noted bibliophile William Wade Porteous, 1946, to front and rear paste-down end papers (a decendant of abolitionist Bishop Beilby Porteus). This rare fifth edition brings the series up to date following the dynastic turmoil of 1914 and 1915. To it is added also for the first time the dynasties of Belgium, Norway, Serbia, Montenegro, Roumania and Bulgaria. An important research tool for the Great War period, since the pervious fourth edition was published in 1904. Item #45582
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