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BEATSON, Robert (1742--1818)
A political index to the the histories of Great Britain and Ireland; or, a complete register of the hereditary honours, public offices, and persons in office, from the earliest periods to the present time. By Robert Beatson, Esq; The second edition, corrected, and much enlarged. In two volumes. ...
London: printed for G.G.J. & J. Robinson, 1788.
2 vols ; 20.9 cm. (8º)
I: xi, [1], 481, [3], 15, [1] p. : tables
II: vii, [1], 392, 20, [4] p. : tables

First published: Edinburgh, 1786. Volume II contains a 'Supplement To The Political Index to the Histories of Great Britain and Ireland' with separate pagination and register followed by a table and errata; in vol. I the final index has separate pagination but the register is continuous. ESTC t143104.

Copy Notes With the armorial bookplate of Lord Berwick in both volumes. Acquired by Soane at the Attingham Hall sale of 1827, lot 15 (part, with four other items) for £1 0s., 7 August 1827. (Receipt inserted at front of sale catalogue, q.v. copy 1).

Binding Late C18th sprinkled calf, gilt double-ruled spine, red and green morocco spine-labels.

Reference Number 282


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