A Genealogical History of the Kings and Queens of England
A Genealogical History of the Kings and Queens of England and Monarchs of Great Britain From the Conquest Anno 1066 to the Year 1707 In Seven Parts or Books
Sandford, Francis & Stebbing, Samuel 1707
Printed by M. Jenour for John Nicholson and Robert Knaplock, London 1707. Second edition. Folio(47x30x8.5cm) Contemporary Cambridge Panel leather binding, gilt spine with red leather gold tooled titling label, original endpapers with armorial bookplate of Thomas Swinnerton. A very fine copy, binding sound, text and plates bright and clean, large margins.
Frontispiece/Title (printed in red and black)/vi/title Book I/plates A,B/878pp/index 26pp/errata 1p.
72 full page engravings, including 4 double pages and 1 folding, numerous large engravings in the text
This copy has had extra images added of 12 of the seal plates, tipped in on thrown out stubs, taken from another copy. The reason for this is unknown to me. It does not affect the original pages in any way, rather adds to the appeal.
The first edition was printed in 1677 compiled by Francis Sandford, Lancaster Herald of Arms. This second edition is brought up to the date of 1707 by Samuel Stebbing, Somerset herald of Arms. The engravings are by Wenceslaus Hollar, Richard Gaywood & Francis Barlow.
Thomas Swinnerton's motto – Avauncez et archez bien (Advance and shoot well)