London: Printed for T. Egerton, and White and Cochrane, 1810. FIRST EDITION, augmented with cuttings and a hand-painted illumination. Octavo, pp.; 158; . With 12 engraved plates, one chromolithographic plate, and one folding table of tinctures. Many heraldry-themed newspaper cuttings from the 1930s pasted and loose to all endpapers, and verso of title page. Loose card with a hand-illuminated coat of arms sporting the tag 'Mutare Sperno'. In original quarter green cloth with faint black titles to spine and brown paper-covered boards. Expected browning from cuttings; front hinges starting, rear split. Black ink ownership inscriptions of R. Waldell and J. S. McKie to front free endpaper. Corners bumped and spine browned; fair overall, with some interesting later inserts. The first book by the respected English genealogist, published shortly after his retirement from the office of the College of Arms. Item #47418
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