London and Middlesex illustrated: By a true and explicit Account of the Names, References, Geneaology, and Coat Armour of the nobility, Principal merchants, And other Eminent families, Trading within The Precincts of this most opulent City and Country...
London. Printed by C. and J. Ackers...For the Author, 1749. First edition.
8vo. , viii, 163pp, . Later polished panelled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Very minor shelf-wear. Title page browned.
The sole edition of herald and antiquary John Warburton's (1682-1759) justification of his earlier printed map of London and Middlesex (engraved by Nathaniel Hill on two sheets of imperial atlas paper), surrounded by the arms of 500 of the nobility and gentry, which had drawn criticism from his colleagues and the Garter King of Arms who complained that it contained false heraldic designs.
ESTC T147378.£ 125.00 Antiquates Ref: 18790