London: Printed for Tho. Newcomb, 1675. 3 vols. in 2. Folio. [xiv], 790, ; [viii], 488,  pp., including errata (Volumes 2 and 3 continuous pagination). FIRST EDITION. Frontispiece in Volume 1, genealogical charts. Contemporary full speckled calf with blind panel and gilt floral border, spine with 6 raised bands with gilt compartments and morocco labels, rebacked preserving original spines, extremities rubbed, boards scuffed; marbled endpapers, all edges red, light soiling, dampstain to top margin of 50 pages in second volume, scattered neat underlining and notes. From the libraries of noted Shakespeare scholar Charles Tyler Prouty with his signed book label and the printed bookplate of Marianne Ford. Item #11374
First edition of Dugdale’s history of English aristocracy from Saxon times. It is considered an important work of genealogical scholarship. Dugdale (1605-86) was an English antiquary and medieval scholar. In addition to this work, his most important writings include Monasticon Anglicanum; Antiquities of Warwickshire; and The history of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London.