Explore Collections Explore The Collections
You are here: CollectionsOnline  /  The new peerage; or, ancient and present state of the nobility of England, Scotland, and Ireland. Containing a genealogical account of all the peers; whether by tenure, summons, or creation; their descents and collateral branches; their births, marriages, issue; chief seats, paternal coats of arms, crests and supporters. To which is added, the extinct peerage, containing an authentic account of our peers, from the earliest times, and an alphabetical index of all noble family names, and titles of their eldest sons. The third edition, considerably improved, continued to June 1785. Volume I. (-- III.) ...
top left corner
top right corner
bottom left corner
bottom right corner
Image Not Yet Available
KIMBER, Edward (1719--1769)
The new peerage; or, ancient and present state of the nobility of England, Scotland, and Ireland. Containing a genealogical account of all the peers; whether by tenure, summons, or creation; their descents and collateral branches; their births, marriages, issue; chief seats, paternal coats of arms, crests and supporters. To which is added, the extinct peerage, containing an authentic account of our peers, from the earliest times, and an alphabetical index of all noble family names, and titles of their eldest sons. The third edition, considerably improved, continued to June 1785. Volume I. (-- III.) ...
London: printed for W. Owen; L. Davis; and J. Debrett, successor to Mr. Almon, 1785.
3 vols ; 18.9 cm. (8º)
I: vi, [2], 476, [4] p., 38 pl. [i.e. 39, printed on 20 leaves]
II: [2], 8, [2], 384 p., 16 pl. [printed on 8 leaves]
III: 8, [2], 385, [11] p., 30 pl. [printed on 15 leaves]

A revised collected edition of Edward Kimber's The peerage of England, 1766, The peerage of Scotland, 1767 and The peerage of Ireland, 1768. The engraved plates illustrating coats of arms are printed on the recto and verso of the leaf in each volume; volume one has an additional plate 36* printed on the recto only. Volumes I--III contain the peerages of England, Scotland, and Ireland respectively. Publisher's advertisements for mineral waters for sale by W. Owen and books printed for J. Debrett at the end of vol. I, and for books printed for W. Owen at the end of vol. III. ESTC n38678.

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink on each title-page W. Playfair [i.e. William Playfair, the younger brother of the architect James Playfair]. This is presumably the copy of 'The New Peerage, 3 vol. bought by Soane at the Playfair sale on 10 January 1795, lot 10, for 8s., according to a copy of the Christie's sale catalogue (q.v., copy 2) in which the lots bought for Soane are annotated with the prices paid.

Binding C18th tree calf, gilt-ruled spines, red and green morocco spine-labels.

Reference Number 668


If you have any further information about this book,
please contact us:

books@soane.org.uk