A History of the House of Percy from the Earliest Times down to the Present Century. By Gerald Brenan. Edited by W. A. Lindsay. 2 vols. London. Freemantle & Co. 1902. xviii, 395; x, 495 pp. 8vo. Complete with 21+20 illustrations (some of which are plates, some integrated in text), 4+6 tables (some of which are folding). Table 4 in vol. 2 has been repaired with tape. Ex library with usual markings. Rebound in burgundy library cloth with gilt lettering to spine (including library shelfmark). Minor foxing to pages. Tissue guards still in place. A near fine copy. VERY RARE. The House of Percy is one of the oldest and most established noble houses in Britain, having descended from William de Percy (d. 1096), a Norman who crossed over to England in 1067 (the year after the legendary ‘conquest’), and having since 1766 held the title of Duke of Northumberland.
Brenan, Gerald; Lindsay, W. A. (ed.), A History of the House of Percy from the Earliest Times down to the Present Century, Freemantle & Co., 1902
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