The Elements of Heraldry, Containing the Definition, Origin, and Historical Account of that Ancient, Useful, and Entertaining Science. The Divers Sorts of Coats-of-Arms in Use; with their Essential and Integral Parts Displayed Separately. The Several Marks by which Bearers of the Same Coat-of-Arms are Distinguished from Each Other. The Different Kinds of Tinctures, Lines, Figures, Charges, and Ornaments Used for Coats-of-Arms. The Laws of Heraldry; Practical Directions for Marshalling Coats-of-Arms; and the Order of Precedence. The Hatchments so Clearly Described, that the Branch and Title, the Deceased was of, may be Readily Known. Illustrated with Several Cuts, and Twenty-Four Copper-Plates, containing above Five Hundred Examples of Escutcheons, Arms, etc. and Interspersed with the Natural History and Allegorical Signification of the Several Species of Birds, Beasts, Fishes, Vegetables, etc. Comprised in this Treatise. To which is Annexed, a Dictionary of the Technical Terms Made Use of in Heraldry, etc.
London: Printed for G.G. and J. Robinson [etc.], 1795. [Heraldry] FIFTH EDITION in original boards. Octavo (22 x 14cm), pp.xxiv; 278; with a large unpaginated Dictionary of Terms at rear, perhaps 50 pages long. With 24 copper engraved plates. Contemporary brown half morocco with gilt titles to red label on spine over original marbled boards; edges untrimmed. Rebacked with the original spine laid on. Bookplate of Elinor Margaret Frere to front pastedown. Closed tear across the entire width of pp.247/48. Water stain to top edge of text block. Binding rubbed and worn, lower joint starting but still strong. Good. Item #49550
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