NICOLAS, Nicholas Harris. (Edited by).
NICOLAS, Nicholas Harris. (Edited by). A Roll of Arms of the Reign of Edward the Second.  London. William Pickering. 1829.  
(223 x 138). pp, (4), xiv, (1), 166, (2 errata leaf). Colour frontspiece and b&w 'Fac-simile of the Roll.' Bookplates on front pastedown and front free endpapers. Some light browning. Gilt top edge. Half morocco gilt with marbled paper to boards. Compartmented spine with black decoration and gilt title. Rubbing and scuffing to edges, corners and spine. A nice, sound copy with interesting associations. Two attractive circular armorial bookplates on the front pastedown of Anthony Salvin (1799-1881), an English architect with a reputation as an expert on medieval buildings and described by Pevsner as "the most successful restorer and purveyor of castles in the second half of the 19th Century" and below a similar bookplate of his second son Osbert Salvin (1835-1896), an English naturalist best known for co-authoring Biologia Centrali-Americana, a 52 volume encyclopedia on the natural history of South America. The first front free endpaper has the armorial bookplate of George Drewry Squibb (1906-1994), lawyer, herald and antiquary who helped to make legal history when he successfully appeared for the plaintiffs in the first case to be heard in the High Court of Chivalry since 1737, and, so far, the last. He was appointed Norfolk Herald Extraordinary in 1959. Opposite is the armorial bookplate of David Hubert Boothby Chesshyre (1940- ), Chester Herald, later becoming Clarenceux King of Arms from 1997 to 2010.
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