London: Printed for A. Bell, W. Taylor, J. Baker, A. Collins, 1715. 8vo., 565pp., ; G+; spine paneled brown leather with faded gilt lettering, gilt tooling; moderate wear to spine, including chipping to head and tail, pieces of top panel missing, chip on lowest panel missing; marks of what appear to be tape across the spine in four pieces; front board bowed inward; bumping to corners, wear to both boards; both boards slightly loose; worn gilt panel on both boards; tooling on board edges; bookplate on front pastedown; some writing in ink on ffep; mild age-toning; frontispiece, folding plate of the garter outfit, plate of garter outfit present and in excellent condition; the table inserted after page 156 is numbered 546-547, but is extra to both pagination and register; contents listed in rear; full title: The History of the most Noble Order of the Garter. Wherein is set forth An Account of the Town, Castle, Chappel, and College of Windsor; with their several Officers: The Foundation of the Order by King Edward III. With the Statutes, and Annals at large, as they have been altered and amended. An Account of the Habits, Ensigns, and Officers of the Order. The Ceremonies of Election, Investiture, and Instalment of Knights: The manner of their Feasts, and the Duties and Fees, payable in these Occasions. Some Account of the Founders, with an exact List of all that have been installed since the first Institution, and their several Coats of Arms emblazon's. To which is prefix'd, A Discourse of Knighthood in General, and the several Orders extant in Europe.; this particular edition was printed the year after George I of England ascended the throne; JG consignment; shelved case 7. Dupont.
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