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A Grammar of English Heraldry

A Grammar of English Heraldry

2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: September 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107402102

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  • This little volume was first published in the series of Cambridge Manuals of Science and Literature in 1913. This 1953 reissue was lightly revised and put in a new format by Anthony Wagner, Richmond Herald. One new block and a glossary of terms were added, and the last chapter of suggested further reading was rewritten. The scantness of the revision required is testament to its quality as an introduction to a subject others had made obscure. It begins with the definition and origin of heraldry, then explains the terms and devices - the grammar of heraldry - and shows how individuals and families marshalled and differenced their arms. There are two chapters on lozenges, roundels and banners of arms, and crests, badges, punning arms and supporters. There follows a chronological account of the growth and decay of heraldry in England. In a concluding chapter the whole question of nomenclature is treated with good sense.

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: September 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107402102
    • length: 116 pages
    • dimensions: 203 x 127 x 7 mm
    • weight: 0.13kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Definitions and origin of heraldry
    2. The grammar of heraldry
    3. Differencing and marshalling of arms
    4. Lozenges, roundels and banners of arms
    5. Crests, badges, rebuses, and supporters
    6. Rolls of arms, and heraldry of the thirteenth and fourteenth century
    7. Heraldry of the fifteenth century
    8. Grants of arms
    9. Heraldry in the sixteenth century
    10. Heraldry in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries
    11. Heraldic nomenclature
    12. The further study of Heraldry
    Glossary of heraldic terms

  • Author

    W. H. St. John Hope


    Anthony R. Wagner

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