The Greening Peerage of Scotland: A Genealogical and Historical Account of All the Peers of That Ancient Kingdom; Their Descents, Collateral Branches, Births, Marriages, and Issue. Together With a Like Account of All the Attained Peers; And a Complete Alphabetical List of Those Nobles of Scotland, Whose Titles Are Extinct. Collected From Parliament Rolls, Records, Family Documents, And the Personal Information of Many Noble Peers. Also the Paternal Coats of Arms, Crests, Supporters, and Mottoes, Most Elegantly Engraved - . Originally published in 1767, this book is a rare find. Jam-packed with information about the nobles of Scotland, it would be a welcome addition to any library. One of the author's intentions for this book was that members of the peerage might use it to see how they were related to one another. Over 120 different titles are presented in the central section of the book. A history of the family's lineage as it pertains to the title is given for each of the entries. Also presented for each entry are: titles (primarily the way to address the holder of the position being discussed); creations (primarily titles bestowed by the king); arms (a description of the center of the coat of arms); crest (a description of the symbol at the top of the coat of arms); supporters (a description of the humans, animals and/or jewels that flank the coat of arms); motto; and chief seat (the location of the main residence of the family. Ninety-six beautifully and intricately drawn coats of arms are included. Their large size and incredible detail make them very unusual and desirable.
(1767), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, index, 392 pp.