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 A complete list of the Existing Recipients of the honour of Knighthood, together with a Short account of the Origin, objects and Work of the Imperial Society of Knights Bachelor

In Eight Volumes

By William Bull, Gerald Wollaston and George Bellew

1930-1958 - London - The Solicitors' Law Stationery Society Ltd 

8.5" by 6", cv, 321; [37]; 351, [36]; 361, [33]; 389, [35]; 397, [26], 395, [22]; 381 [22], 409, [24]pp.





A scarce uniformly bound, compiled collection listing those that have been knighted within the years 1930 through to 1958.

Collection includes dates 1930 to 1931, sixteenth edition, compiled by William Bull with thirty-seven plates of armorial bearings of a few knights bachelor, 1932 to 1933 seventeenth edition, with thirty-six plates, by Gerald Wollaston. 1935 to 1936, eighteenth edition, also by Gerald Wollaston, with thirty-three plates. 1938 through to 1939, nineteenth edition, again by Gerald Wollaston, with thirty-five plates. 1939 through to 1946, by Gerald Wollaston, twentieth edition, with twenty-six plates. 1949 to 1950, by Gerald Wollaston, twenty-first edition, with twenty-two plates. 1953 to 1954, twenty-second edition, by Gerald Wollaston, with twenty-two plates, and finally 1957 to 1958, twenty-third edition, with twenty-four plates of armorial bearings of a few knights bachelor.

Predominantly compiled by Sir Gerald Woods Wollaston, up until his death in 1957. Wollaston was a long-serving officer of arms at the College of Arms in London. Wollaston's first heraldic post came in 1902 with his appointment as Fitzalan Pursuivant of Arms Extraordinary. This appointment came on the coronation of King Edward VII in that year. He held this post until becoming a member of the College chapter on 11 January 1906 as Bluemantle Pursuivant of Arms in Ordinary.

With Sir John Kenyon Pascoe Vaughan-Morgan's armorial bookplate to the front pastedown of the first volume. Vaughan-Morgan was a British Conservative Party politician, from 1960 to 1970. He was created a baronet, of Outwood in the County of Surrey, in the New Year Honours 1960 "for political and public services", and was appointed to the Privy Council in the 1961 Birthday Honours.


In red cloth bindings with gilt designs to the spines. Externally, all are sound, with very little shelfwear and rubbing. Fading to the spines. Five have numbered labels to the spines. Internally, all are firmly bound, bright and clean, aside from very light spotting to the text block edge, not encroaching on text. Booksellers label to the front endpapers of seven volumes, and booksellers stamp to one. One volume has separate booksellers label to the rear pastedown. Overall: VERY GOOD.


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