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Portraits of Illustrious Personages of Great Britain

Engraved From Authentic Pictures in the Galleries of the Nobility, and the Public Collections of the Country

With Biographical and Historical Memoirs of their Lives and Actions

By Edmund Lodge, Esq. F.S.A

c1869 - London - The London Printing and Publishing Company

11" by 7.5", ii, 194; ii, 196; ii, 200; ii, 206; ii, 176pp

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

DETAILS

An elaborate work, being an illustrated collection of portraits with biographical and historical memoirs written by Edmund Lodge. With two-hundred and forty black and white engravings with decorative borders, engraved reproductions from pictures in public galleries such as the National Portrait Gallery and from private collections.

In five volumes complete.

Encompassing numerous illustrious and historical figures from Henry VIII, Lady Jane Grey, Cardinal Pole and many of their contemporaries to Oliver Cromwell, Francis Bacon and culminating in more recent times with Charles James Foz and Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington.

Sir Edmund Lodge, KH (1756 - 1839), herald, was a long-serving English officer of arms, a writer on heraldic  subjects, and a painstaking supplier of short, accurate biographies. Lodge wrote Illustrations of British History, Biography, and Manners in the Reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary, Elizabeth and James I. He also wrote Life of Sir Julius Caesar. His most important work on heraldry was The Genealogy of the Existing British Peerage. Lodge contributed the literary matter to Portraits of Illustrious Personages of Great Britain.

With previous owner;s ink inscriptions dated 1869 to front free endpapers and front blanks of all volumes.

CONDITION

In a half calf binding with cloth covered boards. Externally, sound but with slight wear to extremities with some rubbing and ink marks to some boards and staining to boards of volume one. Internally, firmly bound but with a few pages detached to volume three. Bright but with slight scattered foxing in particular to plates, handling marks and with occasional tidemarks and stain to pages. With the occasional slight closed tear.

Overall: VERY GOOD


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