Edinburgh: P. Neill, 1824. Hardcover 4to (30.5 x 24.5cm), pp. vii, [1, blank], 86, [2, blank]; tan leather, contrasting dark brown panel on the spine, lettering and borders in gilt, marbled edges and endpapers.
5mm vertical chip out of the head of the spine, 10mm vertical chip out of the tail; leather gently rubbed and cracking along hinges, binding is firm; spine, edges, corners and covers lightly nicked and abraded; a 75mm long, 15mm wide diagonal tear out of the leather at the outer bottom corner of the back board; corners gently bruised; top marbled edge a touch dust toned, fore and bottom edges are bright; previous owner's armorial bookplate on first paste down (John Clerk Brodie); pencil prices and name on verso of ffep; previous owner's name in the top corner of the title page; gentle rippling throughout; light spotting throughout, heavier at the front and back of the book, otherwise pages are mostly clean. Item #1086
A compilation of exerpts from primary documents, often in Latin, with explanatory notes, relating to the history of granting titles to the heir apparent of the English monarchy.