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A Complete Guide to Heraldry by  Charles A. H. [editor]  Arthur Charles; Franklin - Hardcover - Reprint Edition - 1954 - from Dennis Holzman Antiques and

A Complete Guide to Heraldry

by Fox-Davies, Arthur Charles; Franklin, Charles A. H. [editor]

Condition: Very Good+/Fair

Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd, New York, 1954. Reprint Edition. Hardcover. Very Good+/Fair. Illustrator: Johnston, Graham. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight. "In this edition several alterations have been made to bring the book up to date. For this the publishers are indebted to Dr. Charles A. H. Franklyn M. D." Illustrated cream-colored cloth over boards, deckle edges, top edges gilt, xii, 647 pages, Index, nearly 800 designs, mainly from drawings by Graham Johnston. Corners and spine ends bumped, covers very lightly soiled, small dent on fore- edge of text block and rear board. In an illustrated paper dust jacket that is discolored, especially the spine, chipped at corners and spine ends with tears at both ends of spine, soiled. Chapters include the origin of Armory; status and meaning of a coat of arms in Great Britain; the Shield, the rules of blazon; the human figure in heraldry; the heraldic lion; beasts, monsters, inanimate objects, the heraldic helmet, the crest, crowns and coronets; mottos, badges; heraldic flags, banners, and standards; marks of bastardy, armorial insignia of knighthood, armorial bearings of a lady, official heraldic insignia, ecclesiastical heraldry, hatchments, the Union Jack, "seize-quarters" and much more. Illustrator: Johnston, Graham. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Reference; Inventory No: 006586. .
  • Bookseller: Dennis Holzman Antiques US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 006586
  • Title: A Complete Guide to Heraldry
  • Author: Fox-Davies, Arthur Charles; Franklin, Charles A. H. [editor]
  • Illustrator: Johnston, Graham
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good+
  • Jacket condition: Fair
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: Reprint Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1954
  • Keywords: A Complete Guide to Heraldry, heraldry, guide to heraldry, Arthur Charles Fox-Davies, Graham Johnston, Armory, called of arms Great Britain, heraldic brasses, shield, rules of blazon, ordinaries and sub-ordinaries, heraldic lion, crowns and coronets, mott
  • Bookseller catalogs: Royalty; Great Britain, Bristish Isles; Reference Books, Bibliographies, Dictionaries;


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