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SANDFORD, Francis (1630--1694)
[A genealogical history of the kings of England, and monarchs of Great Britain. 1707]
A genealogical history of the kings and queens of England, and monarchs of Great Britain, &c. From the conquest, anno 1066. to the year 1707. In seven parts or books. Containing a discourse of their several lives, marriages, and issues; the the times of their births, deaths, places of burial, and monumental inscriptions. Also, their effigies, seals, tombs, cenotaphs, devises, arms, quarterings, crests, and supporters; all curiously engraven in copper-plates. First publish'd to the beginning of King Charles the Second's reign, by Francis Sandford, Esq; and Lancaster herald of arms: and continued to this time, with many new sculptures, additions, and annotations; as likewise the descents of divers illustrious families, now flourishing, maternally descended from the said monarchs, or from collateral branches of the royal blood of England; by Samuel Stebbing, Esq; Somerset herald.
London: printed by M. Jenour, for John Nicholson, and Robert Knaplock, 1707.
[12], 372, 372b--372c, 373--374, [1], 374--878, [28] p., [6] pl. (= 11 impressions), [5] fold. pl. : engr. illus., letterpress geneal. tables ; 38.4 cm. (2º)

First published by Francis Sandford in 1677 (q.v.), assisted by Gregory King. For this edition the plates were revised and fourteen new plates are added, bringing the total number of engravings to 105. A leaf signed *1 is inserted before sig. 5E1, bearing pages numbered (372)b and (372)c. With a list of subscribers including the 'Patrons of the New Cuts' which include three 'Private Plates'. The engravings are by Richard Gaywood, Francis Barlow, Wenceslaus Hollar, J. Nutting and others. ESTC t147652.

Copy Notes Bought from T. & W. Boone, 19 April 1822 for 9 guineas, the price possibly including the binding 'Russia Gilt Leaves'. (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.4.5). Inscribed in ink on front free-endpaper in an unidentified hand m-m-s / April 1822.

Binding C19th diced brown russia, gilt-ruled borders made up of a thick fillet between two sets of five thin fillets, gilt-tooled spine, green morocco spine-label, marbled endpapers.

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