An Introduction to Heraldry, Containing the Rudiments of the Science in General, and other Necessary Particulars Connected with the Subject. William BERRY.

An Introduction to Heraldry, Containing the Rudiments of the Science in General, and other Necessary Particulars Connected with the Subject.

London: Printed for T. Egerton, and White and Cochrane, 1810. FIRST EDITION, augmented with cuttings and a hand-painted illumination. Octavo, pp.[4]; 158; [2]. With 12 engraved plates, one chromolithographic plate, and one folding table of tinctures. Many heraldry-themed newspaper cuttings from the 1930s pasted and loose to all endpapers, and verso of title page. Loose card with a hand-illuminated coat of arms sporting the tag 'Mutare Sperno'. In original quarter green cloth with faint black titles to spine and brown paper-covered boards. Expected browning from cuttings; front hinges starting, rear split. Black ink ownership inscriptions of R. Waldell and J. S. McKie to front free endpaper. Corners bumped and spine browned; fair overall, with some interesting later inserts. The first book by the respected English genealogist, published shortly after his retirement from the office of the College of Arms. Item #47418

Price: £165.00

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