London: Printed for the author, 1868 and 1869. [Anthroponymy] FIRST EDITION. Complete in two volumes. Octavo (23 x 15cm), pp.viii; 789 ; pp.l; 1028. With a total of 14 plates, including a frontispiece to each volume, and more than 180 in-text illustrations. Publisher's brown cloth with gilt titles to spines, and gilt decoration to spines and uppers. Brown-coated endpapers. Both volumes with an engraved Masonic Supreme Council bookplate to front pastedown, crossed out. Black ink ownership stamp of John Glas Sandeman to half-title of volume II, and a larger more elaborate ownership stamp to title page of volume I. Occasional pencil notes and underlining. Binder's label to rear pastedown of each volume. A lovely crisp example with minimal handling to bindings. Near fine. A vast work tracing the origins of and relations between names given to people through history, with most space given over to the Judaeo-Christian world. Item #60738
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