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Illuminated Heraldic Illustrations, with Annotations

By John Burke and Sir John Bernard Burke

1847 - London - E. Churton

10" by 7", unpaginated


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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Part II of this beautifully illustrated work on British heraldry from the founders of 'Burke's Peerage'.

Featuring twelve tissue-guarded coloured plates, collated complete, with accompanying descriptive text.

'To be continued monthly'.

The front pastedown has the armorial bookplate of William Phillips. The entry for Phillips, of Witston House, Monmouthshire, has ink annotation.

William Phillips of Witston House was a magistrate, Deputy Lieutenant for Monmouthshire, and its High Sheriff in 1845. He succeeded his father, William Phillips, J.P., who was High Sheriff for Monmouthshire in 1806. Witston House (later Whitson Court), in the village of Witston (later Whitson), near Newport, South Wales, was built for the Phillips family in the 1790s, possibly by John Nash. The family remained there into the nineteenth century. During the twentieth century, the residence housed exiled French nuns, German Jewish refugees, German prisoners of war, and a private zoo.

CONDITION

In a decorative half calf binding with marbled boards. Externally, bumped and rubbed to extremities. The spine label is worn and coming away slightly. Front hinge failed. Internally, generally firmly bound. There is foxing throughout, with occasional handling marks. The colours of the plates remain vibrant. Overall: GOOD.

 


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