2nd ed. 12mo: , 14 leaves. Engraved text, printed on one side of the paper only. Light dust soiling to margins. Faint old water mark along margin of dedication leaf. Original calf worn and rubbed with tender joints. name and date (1815) to ffep. An interesting compilation, giving orders of precedency for men and women in great detail. N° de ref. de la librería
Título: Precedency. By Joseph Edmondson Esq, Mowbray...
Editorial: London: engraved and printed for the editor ?
Año de publicación: 1785
Descripción London: engraved and printed for the editor ?, 1785. 2nd ed. 12mo: , 14 leaves. Engraved text, printed on one side of the paper only. Light dust soiling to margins. Original calf, worn with front board detached. Name and date to front endpaper: Joseph Hilson / Sept 28th 1813. An interesting and detailed exposition of orders of precedency for men and women. Nº de ref. de la librería wb14621
Descripción "Engraved and Printed for the Editor and Sold by him at his House in Warwick Street Golden Square St. James," [n.d. but c. 1780.], London, 1780. First edition of this book of precedency, engraved throughout. Joseph Edmondson was an artist of humble origins who had begun his career as a coach-painter, and became coach-painter to Queen Charlotte in 1763. "On 21 January 1764, thanks to the support of the new deputy earl marshal, Lord Suffolk, Edmondson was created Mowbray herald of arms extraordinary, although he continued his successful coach-painting business until his death. His brother officers, especially Stephen Martin Leake, Garter, regarded him as an ignorant and low 'mechanic', and only reluctantly did they now allow him, as an extraordinary herald and not a member of the college, access to their records and collections" (Ailes in Oxford DNB).Precedency gives tables of precedency of British men and women and provides a list of "collar days" on which those entitled may wear their official "collars" indicating precedency. The book was reprinted in a second edition c. 1785. Small 8vo (130 × 91 mm), ff. [ii], 14, engraved title and all text. Slight browning/offsetting from leather turn-ins. Contemporary calf, expertly and sympathetically rebacked. Old booskeller's label (G.A. Poynder, Reading). Nº de ref. de la librería 3040
Descripción Engraved and Printed for the Editor. and Sold by him at his House in Warwick Street Golden Square St. James's. [London; Undated, ca. 1780's], 1780. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. No Jacket. 4 in. x 5 1/2 in., engraved title-page with the Price of Wales emblem, followed by the elaborate, calligraphic engraved dedication page, and 14 engraved plates, which are the pages of engraved text, with engraving on one side only. Bound in full, old speckled calf with four raised bands on the spine, each with double-line gilt borders to the bands, and across the upper and lower spine, book cover edges show gilt-tooling, book edges are sprinkled red. This type of binding is contemporary with the engraved text. Spine ends and cover corners and edges show some wear, rubbing. The front cover shows the title: Precedency, written out in ink, and an ink stain above this inscription, endpapers show age-related tanning, some tanning, dusting to title-page, plate (page) margins. One of the few books published in England, where the entire text was printed from copperplate engravings; the dedication page shows several types of calligraphic writing, that was carefully engraved. Joseph Edmondson, was an amateur genealogist, who was employed in painting heraldic coats-of-arms on carriage doors; in 1764 he was created Mowbray herald extraordinary, and was also elected a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. Precedency of Men (From the King to the Burgesses; p. 1-5); Precedency of Women (From the Queen to Wives of Burgesses; pp 6-9); Procession to the Chapel Royal (pp. 10-13; this included mention of Sir Robert Walpole, K.B. as Chancellor of the Exchequer (1726), on p. 10); Collar Days & Offering Days, from the Lord Chamberlains Office (p. 14). Nº de ref. de la librería ABE-628279588