ROUND, J. Horace.
ROUND, J. Horace. The King's Serjeants & Officers of State with their Coronation Services. (With A.L.S. from Round to Wilmot Charles Vaughan F.S.A.).  London. James Nisbet and Co. Ltd. 1911.  
8vo (222 x 143). pp, xviii, 416. Title page in red and black. Armorial bookplate to front pastedown. A little soiling to endpapers. Top edge gilt. Fore and bottom edges uncut. Blue and gilt cloth. Boards rubbed, spine browned and head of spine worn. Upper joint with split at head. Clear protective wraps. Armorial bookplate of Wilmot Charles Vaughan F.S.A. and 4 page A.L.S dated February 1911 on 15 Brunswick Terrace, Brighton headed notepaper to Vaughan from Round. "Dear Vaughan......I have just been asked to take the presidency of the Essex Archaeological Society but have felt bound to decline on the ground of health." Due to a chronic illness his handwriting deteriorated over time as this letter shows. His house in Brunswick Terrace now carries a blue plaque. J. Horace Round, as he was known (1854-1928) was an historian and genealogist of the English medieval period. He translated the portion of the Doomsday book covering Essex into contemporary English. As an expert in the history of the British Peerage he was appointed honoury historical advisor to the Crown. At the time of his death he had more than sixty contributions to 'Essex Archaeology and History' awaiting publication. His correspondence with other historians is available in the archives of the Senate House Library and additional papers are in the National Archives and various university libraries and county record offices. A large book which may be subject to additional postage.
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