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Sir Ralph of Stradbrooke

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Seeking a turn of the century book on royalty
« on: December 08, 2008, 10:25:40 PM »
When I went to college there was, in the Reference section of the library, a two-volume set of books listing the genealogies of the various royal houses up to that time. I think it appeared around 1904 or 1905, because the Tsarevich Alexei wasn't listed in it. I used to photocopy sections out of it. One thing I noticed about it was that it listed the names of the members of the families, but sometimes not completely--there might be the first three names and no more. Some were listed in full.

Needless to say, this was not Debrett's, Burke's, or the Almanach de Gotha.

I used to have the title, and looked the book up online a few years ago, but the only way you could obtain it was through a very pricey specially-commissioned reprint, which was really just a photocopy. I'd like to see if the book has been scanned yet by Project Gutenberg or something like that. I cannot find any mention of the set in my college library's online catalogue.

Does anyone have a clue what this book might be?

Thanks.

Sir Ralph of Stradbrooke

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Re: Seeking a turn of the century book on royalty
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2009, 06:33:19 PM »
At last--I got the title and information.I had it on an index card.

The book is Carl Magnus Allstrom's "Dictionary of Royal Lineage of Europe and Other Countries, from the Earliest Period to the Present Date, compiled from official records and other recognized authorities, with alphabetical index," two volumes, Chicago, Press of S.T. Almberg, 1902-1904.

Now the trick is finding it so I can photocopy it, without having to make a trip to my alma mater.

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Re: Seeking a turn of the century book on royalty
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2009, 09:31:22 AM »
You can search Google Books, try addall.com/used to see if a copy is for sale, or go to you local library who can search to see who has a copy and they may also be able to get it for you via inter-library loan.

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Re: Seeking a turn of the century book on royalty
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2009, 10:39:34 AM »
Worldcat.org will show you the libraries worldwide that hold the book in their collection:

http://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_bks&q=Dictionary+of+Royal+Lineage+of+Europe+and+Other+Countries&fq=dt%3Abks

Click on a record in the search above, then enter your zip code into the "Libraries" tab where it says "Enter Location Information." Then Worldcat will organize the results according to distance from your home.
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