The Peerage of Ireland: or, an exact Catalogue of the present Nobility both Lords Spiritual and Temporal, with an Historical and Genealogical account of them, containing the Descents, Creations and most remarkable Actions of them, their Ancestors, and some of their Monuments; also the Titles of Honour they now enjoy, both here and in England, their Preferments, and the time of their Promotions, with their Marriages and Issues, continued to this Time; with their Paternal Coats of Arms, and of the Archiepiscopal and Episcopal Sees, and the time of their Consecrations and Translations of each Family in Blazon, with their respective Arms, Crests, Supporters and Mottos; the whole collected from the most authentick Histories, Pedigrees, choice Manuscripts, Certificates, and other Records of this Kingdom. [Together with] The Signification of most Things that are born in Heraldry, with the Explanation of their Natural Qualities, and of those Persons that they ought properly to be born by.
Dublin: Printed by Thomas Hume, 1724 - 1725. FIRST EDITIONS. Two volumes bound as one. Folio (32 x 21cm), pp.; 260; ; 86; . In recent brown speckled full panelled calf, with raised bands and gilt titles to red label on spine. Blue ink library stamp to title page and final leaf, with a blue ink serial number written on the verso of the title page. Otherwise a clean crisp copy in an attractive new binding. Very good. Crossly was a freelance herald painter based in Dublin. Item #49565