[DRUMMOND, Henry]. ~ Histories of Noble British Families with biographical Notices of the most distinguished Individuals in Each. Illustrated by their armorial Bearings Portraits Monuments Seals etc. London: William Pickering, 1846.
Two volumes, folio (534 × 355 mm), pp. 7, , 16, , 8, 5, , plus 58 engraved plates (some hand coloured) and one lithographed plate (hand coloured); pp. 21, , 43, , 45, , plus 23 engraved plates (some hand coloured). Numerous illustrations and ornaments in text, some hand coloured (some with gold). One plate in volume two damp stained, title loose in volume one. Various early manuscript additions on paper slips tipped in. Contemporary half morocco. Joints and corners worn, but secure. Modern bookplate and stamp to half titles.
FIRST EDITION, a large and elaborately illustrated genealogical work by the politician Drummond, presenting the genealogies, coats-of-arms, family estates, monuments and portraits of 13 noble British families: Ashburnham, Arden, Compton, Cecil, Harley, Bruce, Perceval, Dunbar, Hume, Dundas, Drummond, Neville and De Courcy. Henry Drummond (5 December 1786 – 20 February 1860), English banker, politician and writer, is best known as one of the founders of the Catholic Apostolic or Irvingite Church.