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 An Introduction to Heraldry

An Introduction to Heraldry

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An Introduction to Heraldry W. H. St John Hope.
Soft back, 99 pages, Illustrated B&W, 13.8cm x 20.2cm
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An Introduction to Heraldry W. H. St John Hope.
Soft back, 99 pages, Illustrated B&W, 13.8cm x 20.2cm


 

First published in 1913, the volume begins with the origins of heraldry, defines its terms and apparatus, and demonstrates how individuals and families arranged and distinguished their coats of arms.

  • Definitions and origin of Heraldry
  • The Grammar of Heraldry
  • Differencing and Marshalling of arms
  • Lozenges, Roundels and Banners of arms
  • Crests, Badges, Rebuses and supporters
  • Rolls of arms and Heraldry of the Thirteenth and Fourteenth century
  • Heraldry of the Fifteenth century
  • Grants of arms
  • Heraldry in the Sixteenth century
  • Heraldry in the Seventeenth, Eighteenth and Nineteenth centuries
  • Heraldic Nomenclature
  • The further study of Heraldry
  • Glossary of Heraldic terms

 

On the back cover:

A system of symbols originally applied to armour, shields and banners, heraldry was first used to identify and distinguish medieval warriors. Eventually , these symbols became the symbols not only of individuals but also of families, institutions and governments. This classic study by a noted authority in the field sets forth the essential principles of English heraldry in a clearly written text enhanced with 165 illustrations.

First published in 1913, the volume begins with the origins of heraldry, defines its terms and apparatus, and demonstrates how individuals and families arranged and distinguished their coats of arms. Among the numerous illustrated heraldic designs included here are those of King Henry VII, the Earl of Warwick, Queen Elanor, the Earl of Winchester and other notable members of the aristocracy, as well as the arms of such colleges as Trinity, King's and Eaton; Cambridge University; and the City of Gloucester. The many and varied forms and devices of heraldry - including lozenges, roundels and banners of arms; crests, badges, rebuses and supporters - are clearly and accurately described. A chronology of the growth and deterioration of English heraldry from the13th to the 19th centuries follows, while a useful section on heraldic nomenclature rounds out this instructive work.

Of immense value to anyone fascinated by the history and evolution of heraldry, this profusely illustrated reference will also serve as a rich source of inspiration for artists, designers and craftspeople wanting to add an authentic medieval touch to their art and craft projects.

 

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