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The peerage of the British empire as at present existing :

arranged and printed from the personal communications of the nobility : under the gracious patronage of the Queen's most excellent majesty and of His royal highness Prince Albert : and dedicated by permission to Her royal highness the Duchess of Kent /
by Edmund Lodge ; with the arms of the peers ; to which is added the baronetage. [Ed. by Anne. Eliza. and Maria Innes].
Main Creator: Lodge, Edmund, 1756-1839.
Contributors: Innes, Anne.
Format: BOOK
Published / Created: London : Saunders and Otley, 1848.
Edition:17th ed.
Notes:Dedication signed: Anne, Eliza, and Maria Innes, editors.

"From motives of benevolence Lodge lent his name to an 'Annual peerage and baronetage,' 4 vols. 12mo, 1827-9, reissued in 1832 as the 'Peerage of the British Empire, ' &c., which was in reality the compilation of Anne, Eliza, and Maria Innes. The work is still published as 'Lodge's Peerage.'"--Dict. nat. biog.

In his preface to the 1st ed. Lodge says that the work "is classed in two volumes, --the one [i.e. The peerage of the British Empire] comprising the living subjects of the British peerage, including their collateral branches ... and the other [i.e. The genealogy of the British Empire, 1832] exhibiting concise historical sketches of their ancestry and families ... Each volume may be considered either as a whole or as a moiety." They are usually regarded as independent volumes, the latter being by Lodge himself and from its nature not calling for a new ed. each year.

Physical description: lxxvii, 670 p. : ill., coats of arms ; 25 cm. (8vo)

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