[ Sir John Bernard Burke, the pre-eminent genealogist of the Victorian age. ] Collection of material, from his papers, including around 350 proofs of coats of arms for his 'Dormant and Extinct Peerages', drawings, a tracing.

Sir John Bernard Burke (1814-1892), the pre-eminent genealogist of the Victorian age, and Ulster King of Arms
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[ London. ] 1865 and thereabouts.

The work for which these proofs were prepared, Burke's 'Genealogical History of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire', was published in London by Harrison in 1866, and was a revision of his father John Burke's 'General and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerages [...] extinct, dormant, and in abeyance', first published in 1831, with a third edition in 1846. The present collection is largely in fair condition, on aged and worn paper, but with some of the items damaged.

[ From the stock of Henry Grey of Acton?] Collection of 114 genealogical and heraldic items, relating to British families, including manuscript and printed pedigrees, engraved coats of arms (including proofs) and armorial bookplates.

[ Henry Grey of Acton, genealogical bookseller; genealogy; heraldry; heraldic; bookplates ]
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[ Henry Grey, 1 Churchfield Road East, Acton, London? ] Ranging in date from the eighteenth century to the early twentieth century.

114 items, ranging in size and format. Many are extracted from eighteenth and nineteenth century English and French volumes. In fair condition, with signs of age and wear. Containing a few duplicates. Perhaps indicating provence is the presence, with two other items in a folder titled 'Hunt Family of Ireland', of a TLS to Grey from W. H. Hunt of Selkirk, 25 February 1923, asking him to supply genealogical 'extracts'. Of the present collection, the pedigrees, variously in manuscript, printed and engraved, are 24 in number.

[Book published for Pinnock and Maunder, Mentorian Press, London.] Pinnock's Catechisms. A Catechism of Heraldry; Explaining the Nature and Use of Arms and Armoury, Rules of Blazoning and Marshalling Coats of Armour; Heraldic Terms, &c. &c.

[Pinnock and Maunder, Mentorian Press, London; William Pinnock (1782-1843)]
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Fourth Edition. Undated (1820s). London: Printed by Davidson, Old Boswell Court; for Pinnock and Maunder, Mentorian Press, 267, (St. Clement's Church Yard,) Strand.

67 + [4] pp., 16mo. In original printed wraps, with four page catalogue of the publishers' 'Explanatory and Interrogative School-Books' at rear. In fair condition, on aged paper worn at edges, in worn and chipped wraps, with small ownership signature on front cover. The title announces that the volume is 'Illustrated with numerous Engravings in Wood', and these are in the body of the text. Uncommon: no copy of any edition at the British Library.

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