Peerage, Royalty &
Orders of Knighthood


ADAMSON, John (ed.) The PRINCELY COURTS OF EUROPE 1500-1750. 1999. 4to. Index. Ritual, Politics & Culture under the Ancien RИgime. Sections on the Courts of the Habsburgs, the Valois & Bourbons, The Papal Court, the Wittelsbachs, Medici, etc., etc. A lovely book, beautifully illustrated in colour & black & white. Ј30.00

ALMANACH DE GOTHA, 2000, 12mo. 1,000 pages with an Index of 7,000 names covering the Reigning & formerly Reigning Royal & Sovereign Houses of Europe & South America, updated. This is the 3rd edition in English. Ј60.00

ARGYLL, Earls of. FACSIMILE LETTERS to, or from, EARLS OF ARGYLL, LOCHLEVEN, several from Queen Elizabeth I, Queen Mary, King William, all dated between 1566 and 1690. No title-page and I do not know what this collection is. MS inscription "For Miss Mary St. Alban Jermyn with the best wishes of A. Macdonald. 5 Regent Terrace, 18 May 1848". Bound red watered cloth. 4to. Georgian Royal Arms of Scotland embossed in gold on front cover within the Order of the Thistle. A bit grubby & backstrip torn, contents very good. Ј55.00

ARMORIAL DE L'ORDRE et HOSPITALIER DE ST. LAZARE de Jerusalem (Armorial of the Military & Hospitaller Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem). 500 copies only printed 1983. cccclxx + 432pp. Text in French, Spanish & English. 6 colour plates, many illustrations of Arms & other black & white plates. A fine production bound green cloth, gilt letters, arms, lines & top edges. Very good. Ј125.00

ARONSON, Theo. THE COBURGS OF BELGIUM. 1968, Reprint of 250 copies only, 1996. xxviii + 323pp. Index. 17 illustrations. Bibliography. Ј 20.00

ARONSON, Theo. GRANDMAMA OF EUROPE. THE CROWNED DESCENDANTS OF QUEEN VICTORIA. 1973, Reprint of 500 copies 1998. xii + 353pp. Index. Folding pedigree. 32 illustrations. Ј20.00

ASHMOLE, Elias. The HISTORY OF THE MOST NOBLE ORDER OF THE GARTER & the several Orders of Knighthood extant in EUROPE....the TOWN, CASTLE, CHAPEL & COLLEGE OF WINDSOR. 1715. viii + 565 + 3pp. (Moule 428). 3 engraved plates, 1 folding & folding plan. This is an abridgement of Ashmole's larger work with blazons of Arms of the first 524 Knights. Bound later half calf, marbled sides, very good. Bookplates. Aikenhead, Collins & C. Ј125.00

The BARONETAGE under Twenty-seven Sovereigns 1308-1910. A dated catalogue of Events & History of the Baronetage. (St. Catherines Press) 1910. viii + 191pp. Title in red & black. Printed on handmade paper, uncut. Ј45.00

BEDFORD, Duchess of. NICOLE NOBODY. The Autobiography of the Duchess of Bedford. 1974. 377pp. Index. 32 illus. Pedigree endpapers. A worker in the Resistance in war-time France & a film producer, before marrying the 13th Duke of Bedford, as his 3rd wife, & chatelaine of Woburn Abbey. Very good in dustwrapper. Ј12.00

BEGENT, Peter J. & Hubert CHESSHYRE. The MOST NOBLE ORDER OF THE GARTER, 650 years. 1999. 4to. 470pp. 4 colour plates & 140 illustrations, mostly in colour. A chapter on the statutes & a list of all those appointed as well as Officers of the Order and artists & craftsmen of the last century. Ј75.00

BODLEY, J.E.C. The CORONATION OF EDWARD THE SEVENTH. A Chapter of European and Imperial History. 1903. 497pp. Index. Includes European Coronations, the Coronation of Queen Victoria, List of Persons present at Edward VII's Coronation, etc. Title in red & black. Fine blue buckram binding copiously embossed gilt shields & designs, gilt top edges. Ј65.00

BONAZZI, F. FAMIGLIE NOBILI E TITOLATE DEL NAPOLITANO. Naples 1902, Reprint 1985. 444pp. Arms & origins of Neapolitan families arranged in alphabetical order of surnames.Ј38.00

BOWEN, Marjorie. THE THIRD MARY STUART, Mary of York, Orange & England. Being a Character Study with Memoirs & Letters of Queen Mary II of England 1662-1694. 1929. xxi + 319pp. Index. 16 plates. Very good in wrapper. Ј15.00

BREWER-WARD, D.A. THE HOUSE OF HABSBURG. A Genealogy of the Descendants of Empress Maria Theresia. Baltimore 1997. xi + 460pp. Pedigrees. Card covers. Ј35.00

BURKE'S HANDBOOK to the Most Excellent ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE, ed. A. Winton Thorpe. 1921. 704pp. 5 coloured plates of Insignia, Biographies of Persons appointed to the order. Bound original red cloth, gilt. Cover scratched, contents good. Ј65.00

BURKE, John. A General & Heraldic Dictionary of the PEERAGE & BARONETAGE of the British Empire. 2nd edn. 1828. Lacks Frontis. & Introduction, part of which is tucked in loose. 729pp. Bound with The ARMORIAL BEARINGS OF THE PEERS & BARONETS. 91 plates, each showing 18 coats of arms, 1827. New maroon cloth binding, gilt letters, v.g. Contents v.g. & uncut. Ј145.00

BURKE'S EXTINCT PEERAGES. A General & Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerages of England, Extinst, Dormant & in Abeyance by John Burke. 1st edn. 1831. x + 632pp. Frontis. Includes The Magna Charta & the Roll of Battle Abbey. Later green cloth binding, black morocco label, gilt letters. Frontis. foxed otherwise good. Ј65.00

BURKE, H. Farnham. The HISTORICAL RECORD OF THE CORONATION of their Majesties KING GEORGE V & QUEEN MARY. 1911. Royal 4to. 264pp. Index of guests invited. Fine photogravure frontis. & 20 full page colour plates. A very fine production printed on handmade paper. Bound full purple morocco, rebacked with original backstrip remounted, gilt letters, lines, borders, monograms, roses & all edges, purple watered silk endpapers & internal gilt border. A very nice copy. Ј250.00

28th edn. 1866. Rebound red cloth with original backstrip & sides remounted. First few pages waterstained & with old cellotape marks on titles, rest of contents good. Ј195.00

BURKE'S PEERAGE, BARONETAGE& KNIGHTAGE. Pedigrees. Illustrations of Arms. Bound original red cloth, gilt letters, arms & insignia:-
(a) 1899. Quite a nice copy, backstrip worn & inside back joint cracking, contents very good. Ј85.00
(b) 1916. Backstrip worn, a bit shaky. Contemporary newspaper cuttings stuck or tucked in, separate 1-page Addenda tucked in, worn round edges. Notes on endpaper, name on edges otherwise contents good. Ј65.00
(e) 1953. 100th edn. A very good copy. Ј95.00
(f) 1956. Rebound in red cloth with original grubby backstrip & sides remounted making a very sound copy, contents v.g. Ј95.00
(g) 1959. Covers dirty & R.A.C. stamps on title page otherwise good. Ј95.00
(h) 1963. A bit worn otherwise good, contents very good. Ј125.00
(i) 1999. Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th edn. 2 vols. in slipcase. Over 3,400pp. New copy. Ј295.00

BUTE, John 3rd Marquess of. SCOTTISH CORONATIONS. 1902, Reprint 1997 of only 150 copies. [7] + 310pp. Index. Bound red cloth, gilt arms & letters. Ј25.00

CARLTON, Charles. ROYAL CHILDHOODS. 1986. xi + 204pp. Index. 69 illustrations. From William the Conqueror to Prince William & Prince Harry. Very good in dust-wrapper. Ј15.00

COKAYNE, G. E. (& others). A new reprint of THE COMPLETE PEERAGE 2nd and best edition, 1910/59, 2000, 13 volumes in 14 reprinted in 6, reduced in size with 4 pages of the original on 1 page, but very legible. Hardbound in slipcase. Fine. Ј280.00.

[COKAYNE, G.E.] THE COMPLETE PEERAGE, Vol. XIV. Ed. Peter Hammond. 1998. 871pp. The long awaited later volume is an Addenda & Corrigenda to the whole work & brings all the Peerages down to 1995, including new peers created since 1938. Ј95.00

COLLINS, Arthur. THE ENGLISH BARONAGE: Or an Historical Account of the Lives & most memorable Actions of our Nobility. Vol. 1 (all published). 1727. 4to. xvi + 683pp. + Index. 12pp. 5 engraved plates (2 double page) & an engraving of arms at the end of each family (Moule 492). The families treated at length are Cavendish, Duke of Devonshire, Churchill, Duke of Marlborough; Pelham Holles, Duke of Newcastle; Sackville, Duke of Dorset; Compton, Lumley, Cholmondeley, Hervey, Carteret, Stawel & Walpole. Engravings of Arms. Bound half calf, raised bands, black moocco. label, gilt letters & Crest of Clements. Cover a bit worn otherwise good. Quite a lot of dampstaining inside but the pages having been pressed in binding since, it does not worry too much. Ј195.00

CONNELL, Brian. MANIFEST DESTINY. A Study in five profiles of the rise & influence of the MOUNTBATTEN FAMILY. 1953. 226pp. Index. 35 illustrations. Folding pedigree. Good in torn dustwrapper. Ј15.00

The Country Life Book of QUEEN ELIZABETH, THE QUEEN MOTHER. Ed. by Godfrey Talbot. 1978. Royal 4to. 176pp. Many illustrations, some in colour. Very good in dustwrapper. Ј15.00

The Country Life Book of the ROYAL FAMILY. Ed. by Godfrey Talbot. 1980. Royal 4to. 207pp. The Story of the House of Windsor. Many illustrations, some in colour. Pedigree endpapers. Very good in dust-wrapper. Ј15.00

DALE'S PEERAGE 1697. DALE, ROBERT, Blanch-Lion Pursuivant. An Exact CATALOGUE OF THE NOBILITY OF ENGLAND, and Lords Spiritual.....with their Titles of Honor.....Paternal Coats of Arms. 1697 (Moule 356). 8 + x + 164pp. + Index 54pp. & Addendas & Corrigendas 10pp. Folding plan. Fine engraved folded plate by L. Sturt of the Arms of Prince William, Duke of Gloucester, to whom the book is dedicated. He was then aged 8 & died 3 years later, having survived longer than any of Queen Anne's other children. Bound half calf, carefully rebacked & original backstrip remounted, red morocco labels, gilt letters, decorative lines & centre tools, also border to backstrip, making a nice copy. Marbled sides. The contents are interleaved throughout. Book labels Mr. Smith & Sir David Smith. Pencil signature John Barker 1857. Ј225.00

DEBRETT'S BARONETAGE OF ENGLAND. 7th edn. Wm. Courthope. 1835. xxiv + 474pp. & 63 plates, mostly showing 12 arms. Rebound maroon cloth, original leather label remounted. Very good. Ј65.00

DEBRETT'S PEERAGE OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN& IRELAND. Vol. I England, Vol. II Scotland & Ireland. 17th edn. 1828. 2 vols. Engraved Frontis. & 10 engraved plates of arms, mostly 8 to a page. Bound half calf, black morocco labels, gilt letters, marbled sides worn, contents good. Ј125.00

DEBRETT'S PEERAGE, BARONETAGE, KNIGHTAGE & Companionage. Illustrations of Arms. Pedigrees. Bound original red cloth, gilt. 1985. Very good. Ј85.00

DEBRETT'S PEERAGE & BARONETAGE 2000. The Millenium edition of this definitive guide to Britain's titled families will be published in February. 2432 pages of genealogical & biographical details & illustrations of all the Arms. Also special articles, The Royal Family, Tables of Precedence, meaning of Orders, extinct & dormant Peerages & Baronetages . Ј250.00

DE MESTAS, A. SOUVERAINS ET PRETENDANTS en 1964. 2 vols. 4to. (Les Cahiers Nobles 25 & 26) Ltd. to 1,111 copies. Reigning Houses & Pedigrees of Pretenders arranged alphabetically under Countries. Red card covers, gilt letters. Very good. Ј35.00

DURANT, H. THE SOMERSET SEQUENCE. 1951. 223pp. Index. 16 plates. Pedigree of the Somersets, Earls of Worcester & Dukes of Beaufort. Very good in torn dustwrapper. Ј25.00

EILERS, Marlene A. QUEEN VICTORIA'S DESCENDANTS. New edn. Falkoping 1997. 191pp. 12" x 8 1/2". Many illustrations. The genealogies include the Royal Families of Great Britain, Denmark, Sweden, Greece, Spain, Roumania, Russia & Germany as well as non-royals. Ј28.00

ELVIN, Chas. N. A HAND-BOOK OF THE ORDERS OF CHIVALRY, WAR MEDALS & CROSSES with their Clasps & Ribbons & other Decorations. 1892. Title & 28 fine plates in full colours, gold & silver, 3 in black & white. List of Subscribers. Original red cloth binding, gilt letters & insignia & black borders, rebacked & restitched making a very good copy. Ј175.00

ENACHE, Nicolas. LA DESCENDANCE DE PIERRE LE GRAND, TSAR DE RUSSIE. Paris 1983. 431pp. Index. Pedigrees & 46 illustrations from photographs. Ј30.00

FANNING, C. THE DUKES OF LEUCHTENBERG. A Genealogy of the Descendants of EUGENE de BEAUHARNAIS. 1983. 106pp. Index. Frontis. & colour plate of arms. Limited edition in slipcase. Ј14.95

FAVINE, A. THE THEATER OF HONOR & KNIGHTHOOD, Monarchies, Emperours, Kings, Princes, Institutions of Armes, Kings, Heralds & Pursuivants.With all the Ancient & Moderne Military Orders of Knight-hood in every Kingdome. Duelling, Joustes, Tournaments. 1623. 2 vols. in 1. (Moule 111) Printed by Wm. Jaggard (Shakespeare's printer). [17] + 12 plates +582 (numbered to 572 but actually 582) + 538pp. Fine woodcuts of Insignia, Crowns, collars,arms, etc. Bound later polished calf, red moocco label, gilt letters &lines. Title repaired, last few pages slightly stained at foot & a little foxing otherwise a very good copy. Signatures Jonas Buckley, 1690, Francis Townsend, Windsor [Herald] by gift of John Dewye Parker, Esq. Nov. 1790 & Jas. Dwyer 1942. £650.00

FAWCETT, F.B. (ed.) THEIR MAJESTIES COURTS holden at BUCKINGHAM PALACE & at the PALACE OF HOLYROODHOUSE, 1937, with particulars of the Courts & Toilettes worn. 4to. viii + 139pp. + advertisements. Many full page plates, mostly of the ladies being presented. 1 extra plate of a photograph of Mrs. Cameron Aitken, mounted, has been added. Bound red cloth, gilt letters, crowns & top edges. Slightly faded otherwise very good in dirty dust-wrapper. Ј65.00

FIELDING'S NEW PEERAGE of England, Scotland & Ireland; containing the Descent and Present State of Every Noble Family of The Three Kingdoms, with an Index and their Mottos, translated. N.d. (1790). Engraved frontis. 4pp. of Insignia & 66pp. of engravings of Arms, mostly 8 to a page. 368pp. of text. Recently rebound in blue cloth, gilt letters & lines, very good. The paper is browned & the first 3 pages are dampstained at top, fragile & slightly torn otherwise good. Ј120.00

FERRAND, Jacques. LES FAMILLES COMTALES DE L'ANCIEN EMPIRE DE RUSSIE. Recueil Genealogique. 2nd edn. Vol. 2. Paris 1998. Folio. 195pp. Pedigrees. Card covers. Ј36.00
Volume I is also available at the same price.

FERRAND, Jacques. LES FAMILLES PRINCIERES DE L'ANCIEN EMPIRE DE RUSSIE. Recueil GИnИalogique. 2nd edn. Vol. 2. Paris 1998. Folio. 340pp. Pedigrees. Card covers. Ј42.00
Volume I is also available at the same price.

FOX-DAVIES, A.C. (ed.) The EARLIEST PEERAGE ANNUAL. An Exact List of the Lords, Spiritual and Temporal. Being a Facsimile Reprint of The FIRST PEERAGE DIRECTORY for 1734. 1902. 12mo. xvi + 76pp. Also the House of Commons. Bound inlaid imitation calf, gilt, good. Ј45.00

FRY, Plantaganet Somerset. The KINGS & QUEENS OF ENGLAND & SCOTLAND. 1993. Royal 4to. 223pp. Index. Beautifully & profusely illustrated in colour. Ј18.00

GADD, R.P. PEERAGE LAW. 1985. 192pp. An up-to-date account of the law as it affects the Peerage. Also Irish Peers. £18.00

GAYRE, of Gayre & Nigg, R. A CASE FOR MONARCHY. A Plea for the Maintenance & the Restoration of Monarchy with Particular Reference to the HOUSE OF SAVOY. Edinburgh n.d. x + 64pp. Pedigree. 17 illustrations, 2 in colour. Very good. £12.00

GRIFFITHS, R.A. & R.S. THOMAS. The MAKING OF THE TUDOR DYNASTY. 1985, Reprint 1988. xiii + 210pp. Index. 85 black & white illustrations The origins & history of the Tudor family. Very good in dust-wrapper. Ј18.00

HALL, Mrs. Matthew. The ROYAL PRINCESSES OF ENGLAND, from the Reign of George I. 1871. iv + 540pp. Frontis. is a photograph of Princess Louise, who married the Marquis of Lorne, eldest son of the Duke of Argyll. A charming original binding of maroon cloth. Ј45.00

HELLWALD, F. de. BIBLIOGRAPHIE METHODIQUE DE L'ORDRE SOUVERAIN DE ST. JEAN DE JERUSALEM. Rome 1885, bound with Rossi, E. Aggiunta alia Bibliographie.....di Hellwald, Rome 1924. Reprint 1968. 326 + 97pp. A worldwide bibliography of works in all languages on the Order of St. John of Jerusalem (Knights of Malta). Very good. Ј48.00

HEYLYN, Peter. THE HISTORY of that Most Famous Saynt & Souldier of Christ Jesus ST. GEORGE OF CAPPADOCIA..... The Institution of the Most Noble Order of St. George named the Garter. A Catalogue of all the Knights thereof until this present. 1st edn. 1631. Small 4to. xxii + 351pp. Frontis. with portraits of King Edward III & Charles I engraved by W. Marshall. (Moule 132). Bound full vellum, rebacked, red morocco labels, gilt letters, marbled endpapers. Very good. Ј365.00

HEYWOOD, Valentine. BRITISH TITLES. The Use & Misuse of the Titles of Peers & Commoners, with some Historical Notes. With a Foreword by Sir Gerald Woods Wollaston, Garter Principal of Arms. 1951. Index. Good in torn dustwrapper. Ј21.00

IMHOFF, J.W. Regum Pariumque MAGNAE BRITANNIAE HISTORIA GENEALOGICA. In illa Familiarum Origines Stemmata. Nuremburg 1690. Folio. Title in red & black. Fine engraved frontispiece, vignettes & 144 shields of arms. 137 pedigrees & notes. Index of Names. Later binding quarter brown buckram, black mor. label, gilt letters, marbled sides. V.g. Ј225.00

JACKMAN, S.W. The PEOPLE'S PRINCESS. A Portrait of H.R.H. Princess Mary, Duchess of Teck. 1984, Reprint of 150 copies 1996. 213pp. Index. Many illustrations. Very good. Ј18.50

KING, Greg. The LAST EMPRESS. The Life & Times of Alexandra Feodorovna, Tsarina of Russia. 1995. xvi + 431pp. Index. Illus. She was a grand-daughter of Queen Victoria & wife of Nicholas II, Emperor of All the Russias. Very good in dustwrapper. Ј21.00

KROLL, M. & J. LINDSEY. THE COUNTRY LIFE BOOK OF EUROPE'S ROYAL FAMILIES. With photographs by Lichfield. 1979. Royal 4to. 208pp. Index. Profusely illustrated in colour & black & white. Short pedigrees. Good in dustwrapper. Ј35.00

LACEY, Robert. ARISTOCRATS. 1983. 4to. 249pp. Index. Many illus. in colour. Maps. The Duke of Westminster, the Duchess of Medinacelli, Prince Johannes von Thurn & Taxis & others are investigated in the context of the world of the noblemen - can they survive, & how? Very good in dustwrapper. Ј14.00

LAKE, Christopher. EUROPEAN RULERS 1060-1981. A Cross Referenced Genealogy with 162 pedigrees. 1981. Atlas folio. Beautifully scrivened by Robin Litt in 3 colours. Bound blue cloth, very good. £75.00

LANG, Theo. MY DARLING DAISY. 1966. 196pp. Index. 17 illus. on 15 plates. Francis, Countess of Warwick, had been the lover of Edward VII for 9 years and, after his death, threatened to sell his letters to American publishers. This is the story of the efforts to silence her. Plus Бa change! Good in worn dust-wrapper. Ј15.00

LEE, A.G. CROWN AGAINST SICKLE. The Story of King Michael of Rumania. 200 copies only reprinted 1998. 199pp. Index. 41 illustrations. Very good. Ј20.00


LINDSAY, Philip. KING RICHARD III. A Chronicle. 1933. 363pp. Index. 8 plates. Pedigree.Covers a bit marked, contents good. Ј12.00

LINKLATER, Eric. The ROYAL HOUSE OF SCOTLAND. 1970. [xii] + 276pp. Index. 13 illustrations 6 pedigrees & map endpapers. Very good in slightly torn & crumpled dustwrapper. Ј28.00

LODGE'S PEERAGE & BARONETAGE & KNIGHTAGE of the British Empire. 71st edn. revised & enlarged 1902. lxxi + 1134pp & Adverts. Illutrations. of Arms & pedigrees. Bound original red cloth, gilt letters, designs on front cover & all edges. Backstrip faded & small tear at top otherwise very good. Ј75.00

McHUGH, Rosita. THE KNIGHTS OF MALTA - 900 Years of Care. Dublin 1996. 197pp. 104 illustrations in colour & monochrome. Ј29.00

McNAUGHTON, Arnold. The BOOK OF KINGS.A Royal Genealogy. No. 41 of only 55 de luxe copies hand bound by Zaehnsdorff. 1973. Super Royal 4to. 3 vols. This mammoth work gives all the descendants of King George I of England, which includes most of the Royal Families of the rest of the World. Coloured frontis. & 118 portraits, detailed Indices. A magnificient production, this copy has been signed by Lord Louis Mountbatten on the title page. Bound full blue mor., raised bands, gilt letters, lines, crown & corner tools on front covers, inside border of fleur de lys, gold edges, white watered silk endpapers. In cloth covered slipcase. Very good. Ј585.00

MANACH, D. & M. Sementery. LA DESCENDANCE DE CHARLES X, ROI DE FRANCE. 1997. 389pp. Index of names. Card covers. Ј30.00

MANACH, D. LA DESCENDANCE DE LOUIS-PHILIPPE Ier. ROI DES FRAN«AIS. Paris 1988. 223pp. Index. Illus. Pedigrees. Decorated card covers. Ј30.00

MARKHAM, Francis. THE BOOKE OF HONOUR. Or, Five Decades of Epistles of Honour. 1625. (Moule 120) Folio. vi + 200pp. Dedicated to The King in the 1st year of the reign of Charles I. Each "Decad" covers different aspects of Honour, Levels of the Peerage, Royal Blood, Orders of Knighthood, etc. On p.28 an early owner has signed his name (J. Savage, jun.) & drawn in a shield of arms, the ink of which has made a small hole in the page otherwise very good. in a very nice modern full calf binding in an early style. Bookplate Chapman-Purchas. Ј485.00

MARRIAGE OF H.R.H. THE PRINCESS ELIZABETH & LIEUTENTANT PHILIP MOUNTBATTEN, R.N. 20th November, 1947. LIST OF WEDDING GIFTS on display at St. James's Palace. xv + 254pp. Index of names. A fascinating list starting with a sapphire & diamond necklace from The King & the other Royal presents to a tea cosy embroidered by a donor & a pair of silk stockings! 2,428 in all. Bound original card covers printed in blue. Covers a bit grubby & worn, contents very good. A very uncommon item. Ј55.00

MAXWELL, Sir Herbert, Bt. SIXTY YEARS A QUEEN. The Story of Her Majesty's Reign. Illustrated chiefly from the Royal Collections. N.d. (1897?) Royal 4to. Including The Diamond Jubilee Celebrations. Numerous illus. Colour frontis. & title. (a) 1 of the special copies bound quarter red morocco, gilt letters, designs & gilt & silver Royal monograms, good. Ј28.00 (b) Bound quarter white cloth, gilt letter, arms & top edges, design in red & green. Slight mark to back cover otherwise good. Ј21.00

MONCREIFFE, Sir Iain of that Ilk, Bt. ROYAL HIGHNESS. ANCESTRY OF THE ROYAL CHILD. 1982. 127pp. Profusely illustrated in black & white & colour. 36 pedigrees showing the Ancestors of Prince William in many countries of the World. A "different" approach. Very good in dustwrapper. Ј21.00

MORRIS, Stuart G. of Balgonie, Ygr. The INSIGNIA & DECORATIONS OF THE MILITARY & HOSPITALLER ORDER OF SAINT LAZARUS OF JERUSALEM. 1986. 4to. xiii + 45pp. Colour frontis. & many illustrations, mainly in colour of Insignia, medals & ribbons. Ј25.00

MOSSOLOV, A.A. AT THE COURT OF THE LAST TSAR.MEMOIRS, ed. by A.A. Pilenco. 1935, Reprint of only 250 copies 1996. vii + 273pp. Index. Pedigree of the Romanovs, frontis. & 13 other illustrations. Very good Ј20.00

MOWAT, R.B. & J.D. GRIFFITH DAVIES. A CHRONICLE OF KINGSHIP 1066-1937. 1937. 4to. 542pp. Index. 39 fine plates of portraits of Sovereigns & 12 beautifully engrossed folding pedigrees printed in red & black, with illustrations of arms. Faded covers under very decorative dustwrapper (torn) never seen before. Ј55.00

The NEW PEERAGE;or Present State of the Nobility of England, Scotland & Ireland....Peers by Tenure, Summons or Creation; their Descents....Coats of Arms. 1st edn. 1769. 3 vols. viii + 291, iv + 319 & ix + 278pp. + Indexes. 75 pages of engraved coats of arms. Bound original calf, worn, rebacked brown imitation morocco, gilt letters, good. Ј145.00

NICOLAS, Sir Harris. History of the EARLDOMS OF STRATHERN, MONTEITH & AIRTH: With a Report of the Proceedings before the House of Lords on The Claim of Robert Barclay Allardice, Esq. to the Earldom of Airth. (Pickering) 1842. xvi + 248 + cxvipp. 2 pedigrees. Rebacked with matching green cloth, making a nice firm copy. Paper label worn. MS inscription. 1842 & booklabel Newbattle Abbey. Good. Ј75.00

LE PETIT GOTHA.Ed. C. de Badts de Cugnac & G. Coutant de Saisseval. Paris 1993. 805pp. Index. Full details of 30 Royal Families of Europe (& Brazil). Very good in dustwrapper. Ј50.00

PINCHES, J.H. EUROPEAN NOBILITY & HERALDRY. A comparative study of the Titles of Nobility & their Heraldic Exterior Ornaments for each Countrywith Historical Notes. Limited edition of 500 copies 1994. xii + 336pp. Profusely illustrated with examples of coronets, helmets, arms & supporters, this is the first book to attempt to trace the development of the indication of rank & title by heraldic ornament & the development of the titles themselves from medieval times. An important reference work. £55.00

PINCHES, J.H. & R.V. THE ROYAL HERALDRY OF ENGLAND. With 35 Genealogical Tables & Historical Notes. 1974. 4to. xviii + 334pp. 9 superb full page colour plates & hundreds of beautiful black & white illustrations, many from contemporary sources & some additional drawings by Dan Escott. The first complete reference book on Royal Heraldry. £55.00

PINE, L.G. NEW EXTINCT PEERAGE, 1884-1971. Extinct, Dormant, Abeyant & Suspended Peerages with Genealogies & Arms. 1972. 368pp. 113 illustrations of Arms. Pedigrees & blazons of Arms for all families. Ј48.00

POWELL, J. Enoch & WALLIS, K. The HOUSE OF LORDS IN THE MIDDLE AGES. A History of the English House of Lords to 1540. 1968. 677pp. Index. 24 illus. & plan. Very good in dustwrapper. Ј48.00

PULITZER, Albert. The ROMANCE OF PRINCE EUGENE. An Idyll under Napoleon. Trans. from the French. 1895. 2 vols. xi + 284 + 338pp. Index. 12 photogravure plates. Attractive green cloth bindings, elaborate red & gold designs, gilt letters. Bookplates Tudsbery-Turner. Ј25.00

REPORTS FROM THE LORDS COMMITTEES touching the DIGNITY OF A PEER OF THE REALM, etc. 1829. 5 vols. Folio. With Appendices. Index. Strong dark blue cloth library bindings. Small Bradford Libraries stamps otherwise very good. Ј225.00

The ROYALTY, PEERAGE & NOBILITY OF EUROPE. 1996. 650pp. Illus. 96th edition of the Annuaire de la Noblesse de France (in English). Ј45.00

RUVIGNY, Marquis de. THE JACOBITE PEERAGE, BARONETAGE, KNIGHTAGE & GRANTS OF HONOUR. 1904, Reprint 1974. 4to. xviii + 267pp. Index. £55.00

SCHOWART, A.W. OBSERVATIONS HISTORICAL & GENEALOGICAL: In which Originals of the Emperor, Kings, Electors And Sovereigns, Princes of Europe, with a Series of their Births, Matches, more Remarkable Actions & Deaths are drawn. 1693. xvi + 480pp. Includes Houses of Austria, France, England, Denmark, Sweden, Portugal, Bavaria, Saxony, Brandenburg, Brunswick, Hesse, etc., etc. Scarce not mentioned in Moule. Bound full mottled calf, raised bands, red morocco label, gilt letters, a bit pitted otherwise good. Dampstain on front endpapers & slightly on 1st few pages otherwise contents very good. Armorial bookplate 1698 & signature of Sir John Aubrey, bart. Ј185.00

SECRET COURT MEMOIRS OF THE EMPRESS JOSEPHINE, With Anecdotes of the Courts of Navarre & Malmaison. 1 of 1000 de luxe copies printed for the Grolier Society, n.d. 3 vols. 19 plates on vellum paper. Good. Ј36.00

SHAW, W.A. THE KNIGHTS OF ENGLAND. A Complete Record from the Earliest Time of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland & Ireland & of Knights Bachelor. 1906, Reprint 1971. 2 vols. 572 & 676pp. Index of names. A most useful reference work. Covers spotted. Ј55.00

SIRJEAN, Dr. Gaston. ENCYCLOPEDIE GENEALOGIQUE DES MAISONS SOUVERAINES DU MONDE. 1959/72. 14 parts. 4to in folio. Pedigrees folding. A complete set of these valuable pedigrees which includes the Valois, Bourbons, Orleans, Bonapartes, Courtenays, etc., etc. Very good. Ј115.00

STATUTES & ORDINANCES of the Most Illustrious Order of SAINT PATRICK. Dublin 1852. 199pp. Bound full dark green morocco, gilt letters & lines, marbled edges. A bit rubbed otherwise good. Signature Walter J. Verco, Chester Herald. Ј145.00

STUART, R.W. ROYALTY FOR COMMONERS. The Complete Known Lineage of John of Gaunt, son of Edward III, King of England, & Queen Philippa. Revised 3rd edn. 1998. xii + 265pp. Lengthy Index. Large & useful Bibliography. Ј33.00

TEXIER, Alain. QU'EST-CE QUE LA NOBLESSE? Histoire et droit. Paris 1988. 601pp. Illustrated. An in-depth review of Nobility & titles with Glossary, Bibliography, heraldry & Index. Decorated card covers. Ј24.00

VAN DE PAS, L.F.M. ANCESTOR LIST OF H.R.H. PRINCE WILLIAM OF WALES. Privately printed Mosman Park 1998. Folio. 210pp. All known ancestors, male & female, with dates & brief Biographies. Index. Card covers. Ј35.00

VAN DE PAS, L.F.M. BONNIE PRINCE CHARLIE. Ancestors of Prince Charles Edward Stuart. Very limited edn. privately printed Mosman Park 1998. Folio. [10] + 1006pp. Colour frontis. Detailed & lengthy index, Bibliography, Pedigrees & biographical notes. Ј95.00

VAN DE PAS, L.F.M. DIANA. ANCESTORS OF DIANA PRINCESS OF WALES. Very limited edn. privately printed Mosman Park 1998. Folio. Frontis. [8] + 955pp. Pedigrees, Biographies, Lengthy Index & Bibliography. Ј95.00

VAN DE PAS, L.F.M. ALBA. The DUKES OF ALBA DE TORMES. Very limited edn. privately printed Mosman Park 1999. Folio. [9] + 16 + [3] + 963pp. Colour portrait. The families of the title-holders & the Ancestors of the present holder of the title, which include James II of England & 4 Popes. Pedigrees, Biographies, lengthy Index & Bibliography. Ј100.00

VAN DE PAS, L.F.M. ESTERHAZY. A GENEALOGY. Very limited edn. priv. printed, Perth 1993. Folio. Section 1 Descendants in the male line of Ferenc Esterhazy de Galantha 1532-1604, the Princes & Counts of Esterhazy. Section 2 Ancestors of Prince Pal-Antal Esterhazy de Galantha. 1986. 888pp. 2 colour plates. Lengthy Index of all names. Pedigrees & some brief biographies. Ј95.00

VAN DE PAS, L.F.M. FATHER OF EUROPE. THE DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM "THE SILENT", PRINCE OF ORANGE. Very limited edn. privately printed Mosman Park 1998. Folio. Colour frontis. [9] + 451pp. This monumental work covers in detail 6 generations, legitimate & illegitimate of descendants from William (1533-1584). Pedigrees & brief biographies, lengthy Index of Names. Ј65.00

VAN DE PAS, L.F.M. GISCARD. THE ANCESTORS OF THE GISCARD D'ESTAING GRANDCHILDREN. Very limited edn. privately printed Mosman Park 1998. [6] + 979pp. Pedigrees including all known female lines. Biographies & a lengthy Index. Bibliography Ј95.00

VAN DE PAS, L.F.M. HOUSE OF ORANGE. Ancestors of H.R.H. WILLEM ALEXANDER, PRINCE OF ORANGE, Crown Prince of the Netherlands. Very limited edn. privately printed, Mosman Park 1998. Folio. Colour frontis. 999pp. Lengthy Index of all names. Pedigrees & many brief biographies. Ј95.00

VAN DE PAS, L.F.M. ROYAL ANCESTOR. Eight Generations of descendants of King Edward III. Very limited edn. privately printed, Mosman Park 1999. Folio. 821pp. Index. 2 portraits. Ј100.00

VAN DER KISTE, John. CHILDHOOD AT COURT 1819-1914. 1995. x + 182pp. Index. Bibliography. Pedigree. 68 illustrations. Very good in dustwrapper. Ј12.00

VAN KERREBROUCK, P. & C. SETTIPANI. La PREHISTOIRE DES CAPETIENS 481-987. Iere partie. MИrovingiens, Arnulfingiens, Carolingiens, Robertiens. Paris 1993. Card covers. Numbered, Ltd. edn. of 1000 copies. Unopened. Ј68.00

VAN KERREBROUCK, P. LES VALOIS. 1990. Nouvelle Histoire gИnИalogique de l'auguste Maison de France. 735pp. Pedigrees. Illus. Card covers. Numbered, Ltd. edn. of 1000 copies. Unopened. Ј68.00

WARLOP, Dr. (Hist.) E. The FLEMISH NOBILITY Before 1300. Kortrijk 1975/6. 4to. 4 vols. (Trans. from the Flemish by J.B. Ross & Dr. H. Vandermoere). 1332pp. Many fine colour plates & black & white & seals, pedigrees, etc. A magnificent production. Very good in dustwrappers. Ј325.00

The WINDSOR PEERAGE FOR 1890. 1st edn. ed. E. WALFORD. xlviii + 540pp. Index Blazons of arms. Diagonal red & blue binding, Windsor Castle & other designs embossed in gold, gilt edges. Ј28.00

WILLIAMSON, David. KINGS & QUEENS OF BRITAIN. 1986. 4to. 240pp. Profusely illustrated in colour & black & white. 22 genealogical tables. Very good.Ј16.00

YOUNG, C.G. (York Herald). THE BARONETS: Their Petitions for a Badge of Distinction, & Claims to Vestments & Decorations. 1614-1835. Probably privately printed 1835. 23pp. Contemporary blue wrappers. Ј35.00