An analytical statement of the case of Alexander, earl of Stirling and Dovan &c. &c. &c. containing an explanation of his official dignities and peculiar territorial rights and privileges in the British colonies of Nova Scotia and Canada, &c. &c
Edition: First Edition
London: James Cochrane, 1832. Unopened copy in original printed card covers. 123 pp + 3 folding geneaological tables, one table in text. LACKING the colour folding map.The title page continues: "and also shewing the descent of the Stirling peerage honours, supported by legal evidence, and the law and usage of Scotland, appertaining thereto: with a vairety of incidental notes and observations." Covers and spine have darkening, damp spot on front cover; vertical splits at spine with sewing partially loose and a section at front and at rear separated; neat paper reinforcement at front inner hinge; nicks and shallow chips at edges of covers, text clean and unworn. Housed in a brown cloth-covered clamsell box, lined inside with marbled paper. A rare book, especially in original binding. Lande 25. Gagnon I-201. Casey I-1377. Sabin 3208. "Banks, a geneaologist, prepared this work as part of his attempt to establish the title of one Alexander-Humphrys, A detailed study related to the claim of Alexander-Humphreys, or Humphreys, to the Earldom of Stirling and to the powers and priviledges granted by Charles II to Sir William Alexander, 1567?-1640, q.v., as Baronet of Nova Scotia. By right of these powers Humphrys, or Alexander, bestowed a title and a grant of land in Nova Scotia upon Banks, which Banks, however repudiated when his partron's claims proved to be based on forgeries." - TPL 1695.