Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Brooke's Famous Catalog of English Nobility

    Ralphe Brooke. A Catalogue and Succession of the Kings, Princes, Dukes, Marquesses, Earles, and Viscounts of This Realme of England Since the Norman Conquest to This Present Year 1622. Together with their Armes, Wines, and Children; the times of their Deaths and Burials with many of their memorable Actions. Collected by Raphe Brooke, Esquire, Yorke Herauld, and by him inlarged, with amendment of divers faults, committed by the Printer, in the time of the Authors Sicknesses. [London]: [Printed by William Stansby], 1622 altered to 1633 by hand.

    Second edition. Folio. [6], 392, [2] pages. Title within woodcut architectural border and profusely illustrated with woodcut coats of arms.

    Contemporary vellum with front board detached between pages [4] and [5]. Contents with some scattered foxing and toning, otherwise tight and sound. With the library mark of John Sparrow, noted English book collector, on the front pastedown. Very good.

    Second edition of Brooke's famous and controversial catalog of English nobility. Ralphe Brooke (1553-1625) was an English Officer of Arms in the reigns of Elizabeth I and James I. The first edition was published in 1619 by William Jaggard, best known for printing and publishing the First Folio edition of Shakespeare's plays, and was full of errors, for which Brooke refused to take responsibility. The second edition (not printed by Jaggard) was Brooke's attempt to correct the mistakes of the first edition (though his name is misspelled on the title page "Raphe"). It was later proved that Brooke was indeed responsible for the mistakes in the first edition.


    More Information:

    Ralphe Brooke. A Catalogue and Succession of the Kings, Princes, Dukes, Marquesses, Earles, and Viscounts of This Realme of England Since the Norman Conquest to This Present Year 1622. Together with their Armes, Wines, and Children; the times of their Deaths and Burials with many of their memorable Actions. Collected by Raphe Brooke, Esquire, Yorke Herauld, and by him inlarged, with amendment of divers faults, committed by the Printer, in the time of the Authors Sicknesses. [London]: [Printed by William Stansby], 1622 altered to 1633 by hand.

     

    Second edition. Folio. [6], 392, [2] pages. Title within woodcut architectural border and profusely illustrated with woodcut coats of arms.

     

     Contemporary vellum  with front board detached between pages [4] and [5]. Contents with some scattered foxing and toning, otherwise tight and sound. With the library mark of John Sparrow, noted English book collector on the front pastedown. Very good.

     

    Second edition of Brooke's famous and controversial catalog of English nobility. Ralphe Brooke (1553-1625) was an English Officer of Arms in the reigns of Elizabeth I and James I. The first edition was published in 1619 by William Jaggard, best known for printing and publishing the First Folio edition of Shakespeare's plays, and was full of errors, which Brooke refused to take responsibility. The second edition (not printed by Jaggard) was Brooke's attempt to correct the mistakes of the first edition (though his name is misspelled on the title page "Raphe"). It was later proved that Brooke was indeed responsible for the mistakes in the first edition.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    February, 2010
    11th-12th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 879

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 December 9 Civil War, Militaria, Arms & Armor - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    We had a wonderful time in New York during the October 2013 Historical Manuscripts auction that featured my mother’s papers collected during her tenure as Martin Luther King, Jr.’s secretary. In fact, the entire experience from beginning to end has been a pleasure.
    Howard Ballou,
    Brandon, MS
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 June 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 June 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $619,240