Heraldic Standards and Other Ensigns: Their Development and History - Robert GayreEdinburgh & London: Oliver & Boyd, 1959, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Text complete, clean and tight.
Contains: Colour plates ; Black & white drawings; Colour frontispiece;
From the cover: “This is the first book published which is devoted solely to the heraldic flag. The author, who has spent many years in research into the subject, presents a clear and logical account of the historical development of the different types of heraldic flag. The origins of these flags are explained and a plea is made for their proper use today. Guidance in this direction is given for those persons and corporate bodies entitled to bear arms.
International usage is stressed and where countries deviate from standard practice a full explanation is given.
The heraldic ensigns dealt with are the Pennon, Banner, Guidon, Standard, Streamer, Gonfannon or Gonfalon, Heraldic Vanes, Banderolles and the modern Heraldic or Armorial Flag. The book is copiously illustrated with black and white drawings and sixteen magnificent colour plates. These illustrations enhance the usefulness of a book which will be invaluable not only to heraldic students and heraldic officers, but also to art students and pageant and theatrical producers.”