Do you recall if the beginning of the manuscript starts out with the "history" of the surname followed by the European lineage?
Anjou and many other early genealogists worked by commission from their clients and their finished work was written for the client.
The more extensive their work went into the so called European lines the more money they could demand from the client.
In those days it was most difficult to check those lines so it was easy for them to play their games with them.
Many libraries have these on the shelves on in private collections and are tough to find since the author can not be listed. I am sure all of you at one time or another have handled one of them.
Sometimes they may have been photo copied and placed in another library or in some cases such as Anjou, he reworked the contents and sold it to another client.
In the latter years of his life the genealogy bubble burst and he was turning out many lineages for the more popular surnames including those of Brown, Jones, Johnson, Smith etc. for about $250.00 each.
No individual made more money from genealogy as did Anjou. Some estimated he made aprox. 2 million and yet died pennyless.
Thank you again for your message.
By the way these books were about the Deford family were they not?
The very best to you and yours.
Harold Oliver America's First Families firstname.lastname@example.org