The union of honour : containing the armes, matches and issues of the kings, dukes, marquesses and earles of England from the conquest untill this present yeere 1640 : with the armes of the English viscounts and barons now being, and of the gentry of Lincolnshire : whereunto is annexed a briefe of all the battels which have beene fought and maintained by the English since the conquest till the yeere 1602 / collected out of the most approved authours, former or moderne, by James Yorke, black-smith.

Yorke, James, fl. 1640.
London : Printed by Edward Griffin for William Leake ..., 1640 [i.e. 1641]
[16], 331, [1], 76, 52, [4] p. : coats of arms ; 29 cm. (fol.)
Heraldry -- Great Britain -- Early works to 1800.
England -- Genealogy -- Early works to 1800.
Battles -- Great Britain -- Early works to 1800.
Place of Publication:
England London.
"Mostly based on works by Thomas Milles, John Guillim, Ralph Brooke, and Augustine Vincent."--ESTC.
Added engraved t.p. with imprint "London printed by E. Griffin· 1641", signed "TR fe: [i.e. Thomas Rawlins]". Variant: engraved t.p. lacks imprint. Cf. ESTC.
Signatures: [pi]² A-B⁶ C⁴ D-2D⁶ 2E⁶(-2E3.4+2E3,4) 2F⁶ 3A-3F⁶ 3G², ²[A]² B-O².
"In at least two copies 2E3,4 are cancels."--ESTC.
"A briefe collection of all the battels that have been fought or maintained by the English ..." (caption title) begins new pagination on 3A1. "The names and armes of such English viscounts and barons, whose fathers beare no higher titles ..." (caption title) begins new pagination on ²[A]1. Cf. ESTC.
Woodcuts: coats of arms, initials, head-pieces and tail-piece.
Printed marginalia.
Errata on last printed leaf.
"A variant of the edition lacking Leake's name on the letterpress title page."--ESTC.
Not in Wing.
Identified as Early English books, 1475-1640; 1018:9 on UMI microfilm.
Includes index.
Local notes:
Penn Libraries copy imperfect: preliminary leaves (title leaves) wanting; leaves A1, N4 and G1 wanting; all after leaf M1 wanting.
Penn Libraries copy: upper portion of leaves O6, Y2, P5 and 2A4 mutilated with loss of some text on recto and loss of coat of arms and some text on verso; leaf ²D1 mutilated with loss of 2 coats of arms and signature mark; leaf ²G2 torn off near inner margin with loss of many coats of arms and damage to some of those remaining; small hole in center of leaf ²I1 with loss of 1 coat of arms on recto and 1 on verso; small hole in center of leaf ²K1 with damage to 1 coat of arms on recto and 1 on verso; small hole in leaf G5 at inner margin with minor loss of text on verso; lower portion of leaf F3 cut off without loss of text; tear across leaf G2 mended without loss of text; leaves X3 and ²H1 torn at upper margin; leaf ²B1 torn across top portion; leaves ²I2-M1 mended at inner margin.
Penn Libraries copy has brief ms. notes regarding author, title and date in pencil and ink on verso of front free endpaper; a few ms. marginal notes and marks in ink or pencil; some underlining of text in ink; many coats of arms hand-colored.
Penn Provenance:
Penniman, James Hosmer (donor)
Gommell(?), William (autograph, 1895)
Brown, John (autograph)
Bonat, Elizabeth (autograph)
Donelson, James (autograph)
Turbbal(?), Corbin (autograph)
Penn Chronology:
1640 [i.e 1641]
Cited in:
STC (2nd ed.) 26103
ESTC R201225
Milles, Tho. (Thomas), 1550?-1627?
Guillim, John, 1565-1621.
Brooke, Ralph, 1553-1625.
Vincent, Augustine, ca. 1584-1626.
Griffin, Edward, d. 1652, printer.
Leake, William, d. 1673, bookseller.
STC Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
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