A Complete Guide to Heraldry - Charles Fox-DaviesBracken, 1993, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight.
First in this edition. [First: T. C. and E. C. Jack, 1929] From the cover: “Heraldry has been termed the ‘shorthand of history’. This fascinating guide, first published in 1929, deciphers this shorthand and clearly explains the meaning of the intricate language of the heraldic system. With the aid of some 800 black-and-white illustrations the author explains the evolution of heraldic emblems, shapes and colours, and guides the reader through the laws and practices of heraldry. Included in this volume is information on the origin of armoury, a discussion of the human figure in heraldry, mottoes, ecclesiastical heraldry and a chapter on the Union Jack, amongst a wealth of other material. A Complete Guide to Heraldry is a fascinating and informative book for the expert and general reader alike.”
Size: 9½" x 6¼". Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 647 pages.