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SANDFORD, Francis (1630--1694)
[A genealogical history of the kings of England, and monarchs of Great Britain. 1677]
A genealogical history of the kings of England, and monarchs of Great Britain, &c. From the conquest, anno 1066. to the year, 1677. In seven parts or books. Containing a discourse of their several lives, marriages, and issues, times of birth, death, places of burial, and monumental inscriptions. With their effigies, seals, tombs, cenotaphs, devises, arms, quarterings, crests, and supporters; all engraven in copper plates. Furnished with several remarques and annotations. By Francis Sandford Esq; Lancaster herald of arms.
[London]: in the Savoy: printed by Tho. Newcomb, for the author, 1677.
[12], 82 p., 83--94 [i.e. 12] leaves, 95--578, [12] p., [5] double leaves of pl. : geneal. tables, engr. illus., armorials ; 36.5 cm. (2º)

The author was assisted by Gregory King; engravings by Richard Gaywood, Francis Barlow, and Wenceslaus Hollar. The text, in seven books each with a divisional title-page, is continuous despite the pagination, and all but the five double plates are included in the sequence; some of the full-page plates have letterpress on the verso, some are wholly engraved. Page 513 misnumbered 213. With a final errata leaf. Sandford's Genealogical history became a standard reference work and was reissued in 1683; a second edition with continuations by Samuel Stebbing was published in 1707 (q.v.). ESTC r8565; Wing S651; Moule CCLXXVI.

Copy Notes Some of the full-page plates are misbound as follows: pp. 123--126 misbound 125--6, 121--2, 123--4; pp. 135--6 misbound to follow pp. 137--8. Inscribed in ink inside front cover: Martin Annesley; in pencil: 3/13/0. Dr Annesley was father of Francis Annesley, M.P. for Reading and first Master of Downing College.

Binding C18th mottled calf, blind double-ruled borders with quadruple fillet parallel to spine, blind double-ruled spine, later paper spine-label, spine-title in ink, marbled edges.

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