Royal Families England Scotland & Wales 1851 Burke noble genealogy 2 vol. setBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, British History, Royalty, England, Scotland, Wales, Genealogy).
The Royal Families of England, Scotland, and Wales, with their Descendants, Sovereigns, and Subjects by John Bernard Burke.
Published 1851, London by E. Churton.
2 volumes, each c. 500 pages. Text in English. Engraved frontis portrait in Volume 1. Appears to be a First Edition of this monumental work.
Publisher's cloth bindings, gilt title lettering, embossed cover designs.
Books are physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Set is not new or in "new" condition.
Bindings age worn, cloth is soiled and rubbed, some chipping at spine ends, joints scuffed with some splitting, internal hinges cracked, mostly light signs of handling and time but nothing offensive or severe, book remains overall attractive as an object.
Paper is gently toned, internally still clean, tight, sound internally.
Still attractive on the shelf. The set is scarce in any condition and displays a unique age patina. Any age flaws which may be present seem easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail showing how this book survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books, maps and printed ephemera of all types and genres. Flaws seen and/ or described have been taken into account.
Book Measures c. 11" H x 7 1/2" W.