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A lot of the older editions of Burke's Landed Gentry are now available, copyright-free, online. Unfortunately, these frequently had no table of contents, particularly the earlier editions. And to make matters worse, they were not in alphabetical order (or indeed any order at all). To make my own life easier, I am slowly building these TOCs and in the spirit of making everyone else's life easier too, will put these indices online as I generate them. The list below will therefore (hopefully) slowly grow, so check back from time to time.

1st Edition (1835), with 4th Volume in 1838

Understanding Burke's Landed Gentry

There are many editions of Burke's Landed Gentry (as it is coloquially known). Getting your head around these editions is confusing, particularly as some volumes are freely available online and others are not. The following is a brief summary of the different editions, and their online availability, as of May 2020. When it comes to finding downloadable versions, I haven't added the links, but the options are generally either going to be Google Books or archive.org. In addition, the Hathi Trust offers some volumes for online reading only. And finally, the UK Genealogy Archives (UKGA) has digitised and indexed some volumes.

For a list of links, see the Wikipedia entry. If you find online versions of the volumes that I have marked as not available below, please let me know and I'll update the table.

Edition Dates of Publication Full Title Number of Volumes Notes Online Availability
Original 1833-1835 A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland, enjoying Territorial Possessions or High Official Rank, but uninvested with Heritable Honours Three Was re-issued 1836-1837, and in 1837 a 4th volume was also printed.
  • Vol. 1: archive.org
  • Vol. 2: Google Books
  • Vol. 3 (1836 re-issue): Google Books
  • Vol. 4: Google Books
New Edition 1843-1849 A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland, a Companion to the Baronetage and Knightage Three Largely identical to the following edition, hence solving the lack of availability of 2 of the volumes
  • Vol. 1: Google Books
  • Vol. 2: not found
  • Vol. 3: not found
2nd Edition 1850-1853 A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland comprising particulars of upwards of 100,000 individuals Three Identical to New Edition, but with addition of new pages in the Addenda
  • Vol. 1: archive.org
  • Vol. 2: archive.org
  • Vol. 3: Google Books1
3rd Edition 1855-1858 A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland Two, though a single-volume edition was also published in 1858 Only one part is available online
  • Vol. 1: Google Books
  • Vol. 2: Not found
4th Edition 1862-1863 A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland Two Later re-published as one volume (1863)
  • Vol. 1: Google Books
  • Vol 2: Google Books
4th Edition revised 1868 A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland ? With Supplement and Corrigenda
  • Not found
5th Edition 1871 A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland Two
  • Vol. 1: Google Books
  • Vol. 2: Google Books
5th Edition (reissue) 1875 A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland Two Two Supplements & Addenda
  • Vol. 1: Google Books
  • Vol. 2: Not found
6th Edition 1879 A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland Two
  • Vol. 1: Archive.org
  • Vol. 2: Archive.org
6th Edition re-issued 1882 A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland Two
  • Not found
7th Edition 1886 A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland Two
  • Not found
8th Edition 1894 A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland Two
  • Vol. 1: not found
  • Vol. 2: archive.org
9th Edition 1898 A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland Three The 3rd volume is dedicated to Ireland
10th Edition 1900 A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain ?
  • Not found
11th Edition 1906 A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain One?
12th and subsequent 1914+
  • None of the later editions are available online; presumably they are still in copyright
18th Edition 1965-1972 Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry Three

Notes

1: The version of Volume 3 that is available on Google Books was actually published in 1850, prior to the Volumes 1 and 2 that are also available online