This book, a special edition published for the reference library (not permitted to be lent), is a genealogical study, taking each of the noble families and tracing their descent from royalty, as far back as Charlemagne.
Bound in rich, dark blue cloth with bright gilt lettering to the front and spine, also dazzling gilt text block edges. Although it is bumped on corners and edges of the boards and there is wear and tear to the spine, also the rear free end paper is present but detached, exposing some webbing, the substantial block remains tight and complete, all text is clear on surprisingly clean pages and there are numerous bold, monochrome heraldic illustrations where relevant, with a generous sprinkling of coronets throughout the book, to head each family lineage.
From A'Beckett to Zuletta, the research and cross-referencing is impressive.
A very heavy book which necessitates courier delivery.