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A very good full leather binding, red-lined throughout, with hand coloured heraldic designs. Folio. [18pp./pp.444/pp.36/[6pp. - The table...] . 12.0" x 8.0" x 1.5". Early dark brown calf covered boards. Spine carefully re-backed in matching calf, with 5 raised bands and gilt title. Recent endpapers (handmade paper). Clean title and text throughout, with good margins. Almost every heraldic design is hand-coloured Half title page (After 144 [i.e. pp.444]): Exact register of all the Knights of the garter. Errata on pp.144 [i.e. pp.444] and [6p.] at end. Worm track (to lower gutter - not affecting text) from pp.417 to the end. Last leaf of table trimmed along outer edge (not affecting the text). A very good copy. A fascinating early book on heraldry with over 1, 000 crest illustrations, some full-page. A huge amount of information on each family against each heraldic drawing. * Two settings of this title page (by T.R. for Richard Blome) identified. In this setting of the title page, line 19 begins: "As also a true register". Another setting begins: "Faithfully collected" . First words of text on p.1 are "Whosoever shall address himself" and last line on p.6 begins "et affirmeth". Referenced by: Wing G2219A / ESTC R236603. ** "John Guillim (c. 1565 7 May 1621) of Minsterworth, Gloucestershire, was an antiquarian and officer of arms at the College of Arms in London. He is best remembered for his monumental work on heraldry, A Display of Heraldry, first published in London in 1610." - See Wikipedia. *** Full title: "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 armes. 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 collected by Francis Novver arms-painter (and student in heraldry) in Bartholomew Lane, London.".
Title: 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 Armes...
Categories: 17TH CENTURY,
Publisher: London : printed by T. [Thomas] R. [Roycroft] for Jacob Blome, 1660 . 0:
ISBN Number: 0
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 46361