Production / publication: London : Printed by William Stansby for Richard Whitakers [sic], and are to be sold at the Kings Armes in Pauls Churchyard, MDCXXXI. Edition: The second edition.Description: [xxxvi], 67, 98-102, 101-941,  pages : illustrations (woodcuts) ; folio.General note: Title page in red and black.
Six large copperplate illustrations depicting men in court dress and several woodcut illustrations of coins, medals, insignia and maps in text. Binding note: CalfSubject(s): Heraldry -- Early works to 1800 | Titles of honor and nobilitySummary: Selden's great historical work on nobility begins with a general discussion of titles and nobility. The following chapters consider the nobility of ancient Greece and Rome, Europe, the British Isles, the Roman Catholic and Greek Orthodox Churches, the Middle East and Asia. The final chapters survey various aspects of ceremony and precedence. Cf. bookseller's description.