Title: A Genealogical History of the Noble and Illustrious Family of Courtenay, 1735
Author: Ezra Cleaveland
Publisher: Exon, Printed by Edw. Farley
A first edition of Cleaveland’s genealogical history of the House of Courtenay, whose long history dates back to the time of the Franks under Robert II, to their participation in the First Crusade, to their continuation into the Modern Era. Each of the three parts in this work deals with one of the branches of the house, with one on the Crusader Era branch ruling in Edessa, one of the English Branch that continues to this day, and the Capetian French House which went extinct in 1733.
This work contains 12 full page genealogical tables along with some contemporary annotations, namely to the verso of one table concerning Benjamin Smith Jones and his family
One rebacked volume in folio, VIII+307+(1), 32 pages
On note of condition, this volume is in fair shape, with heavy wear and rubbing to the boards, and chipping to the head of the spine. There is stress and cracking to the front joint, with some foxing and staining throughout.