A complete 8 volume set of Arthur Collins Peerage of England, which includes illustrations of coats-of-arms and heraldry. Arthur Collins (16821760) was an English antiquarian, genealogist, and historian. He is most known for his work Peerage of England.
The first two editions of Collins's Peerage were published as single volumes in 1709 and 1712. Subsequent editions included an increasing number of added volumes, such that the fifth edition contained eight volumes. The peerage of England : containing a genealogical and historical account of all the peers of that kingdom, now existing, either by tenure, summons, or creation, their descents and collateral lines, their births, marriages, and issue, famous actions both in war and peace, religious and charitable donations, deaths, places of burial, monuments, epitaphs, and many valuable memoirs never before printed.
Also their paternal coats of arms, crests, supporters and mottoes, curiously engraved on copper-plates. Illustrated with crests and coats-of-arms. Wear as seen in photos. Tight and secure fine leather binding.
Complete with all pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such. 8in X 5in (20cm x 12.5cm).
Collins was born in 1682, the son of William Collins, Esq. A Gentleman Usher to Queen Catherine, and Elizabeth Blythe. He married around 1708, and died in 1760, at the age of 78.
He was buried in Battersea, then part of Surrey. His son, Major General Arthur Tooker Collins, was the father of David Collins, the first Lieutenant Governor of Tasmania. Subsequent editions included an increasing number of added volumes, such that the fifth edition, published in 1778, contained eight volumes.Barak Longmate, publisher of the fifth edition, also published a supplement to it in 1785. Samuel Egerton Brydges released the nine-volume sixth edition in 1812, bringing all of the book's contents up to date and describing Collins as "a most industrious, faithful, and excellent genealogist" whose only failing was a habit of regarding rank and titles with too indiscriminate respect and flattery. Collins published Cases of Baronies in 1734; a five-volume Baronetage in 1741; Letters &c. Of the Sidneys in 1746; Letters and Memorials of State, the letters of the Sidneys' business manager Rowland Whyte; and the noble Families of Cavendish, &c.
He also published two biographies: Life of Lord Burleigh in 1732 and Life of Edward the Black Prince in 1750. The item "1779 Arthur Collins Peerage of England HERALDRY Coat of Arms Illustrated 8v SET" is in sale since Monday, September 26, 2016. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "schilb_antiquarian_books" and is located in Columbia, Missouri. This item can be shipped worldwide.