A Display of Heraldrie. Manifesting a more easie access to the knowledge therof then hath hitherto been published by any, through the benefit of Method; wherein it is now reduced by the Study and Industry of John Guillim late Pursuivant at Arms. Interlaced with much variety of History, suitable to the severall Occasions or Subjects. The Fourth Edition. Corrected and much enlarged by the Author himselfe in his life time: Together with his own Addition of explaining the tearms of Hawking and Hunting, for the use and delight of Gentlemen. And now to this fourth Edition are added about three hundred new Coats and Bearings of eminent Families, in their proper Sections, never before inserted. As also a true Register of the Blazons of all the Knights of the Garter, from the first Installment to the last: And also of all the Baronets from their first Creation to the last. Faithfully collested by Francis Nower Arms Painter (and Student in Heraldry) in Bartholomew Lane, London.
London: Printed by T. R. for Jacob Blome, 1660. [Heraldry] FOURTH EDITION, last before the Restoration. Quarto (29 x 19cm), pp. 444; 36 . With in-text wood engravings throughout. In recent tan full calf with brown titles to spine. Marbled endpapers and all edges tinted red. In a matching slipcase covered in marbled paper. Edges heavily trimmed. Some browning and a black ink inscription to title page: 'The Gift of Mr. Cowper to George Clerke Esquire, 1773.' Chipping and staining to final three leaves of text (index), including a large linen strip repair to final page. Largely a crisp, clean copy in an attractive new binding. Very good. Item #54061
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