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    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.


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    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.

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