HERALDRY SIMPLIFIED, W.A. Copinger, Manchester University, 1910; an easy introduction to the science and a complete body of armory; illustrated by nearly 3,000 examples drawn by Mr. W. Clafton, Heraldic Artist; 379 pp.;

large 8vo: original gilt dec. cloth, top edge gilt, spine a little faded, a good copy, some cracking on lower hinge. 10 pounds

 

FAIRBAIRN: CRESTS OF THE FAMILIES OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND, revised by L. Butters,

ed. J. Maclaren, 2 vols., 1860. Vol. I contains index, glossary, mottoes, and appendix, Vol. II has 144 engraved plates, plus key; most plates depicting 15 heraldic devices; viii+612, [144]+44pp; 8vo; spotting to contents and fore-edge, attractively bound in contemporary half-calf, marbled sides and endpapers, red and green leather spine labels gilt lettered, top edges gilt, rubbed. 80 pounds

 

THE RENAISSANCE HERALDRY OF THE COUNTY PALATINE OF DURHAM, FROM A.D. 1666 TO A.D. 1800, C.H. Hunter Blair, Newcastle upon Tyne Records Committee, Vol. XII, 1933; illus. with 18 plates and numerous sketches of coats of arms; index; xii+92pp; 8vo; orig. cloth and paper label, a firm copy, upper cover a bit marked. 18 pounds

 

THE ELEMENTS OF HERALDRY, M.A. Porny, 5th edn., 1795; with 24 copperplate engravings of arms; xxiv+278pp, followed by A Dictionary of the Technical Terms (pages not numbered); 8vo; rebound in green cloth, with old red leather label remounted on spine, a good, firm copy. 15 pounds

 

THE GENERAL ARMORY OF ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, IRELAND AND WALES, Sir B. Burke [1884], facsimile edition, William Clowes, 4th impression, 1969; includes mottoes; lxxix+1185pp; large 8vo; orig. charcoal cloth gilt, slightly creased on spine, otherwise a firm, clean volume. 18 pounds

 

A CATALOGUE OF ENGLISH MEDIAEVAL ROLLS OF ARMS, A.R. Wagner, Society of Antiquaries, 1950; 8 plates (some in colour); indexes; xxxiii + 178 pp.; 8vo; original blue cloth gilt, boards slightly marked, spine slightly faded, a good, firm copy. 12 pounds

 

ROLLS OF ARMS, HENRY III, Sir Anthony Wagner, Society of Antiquaries, 1967; including The Matthew Paris shields c.1244-59, Glover Roll c.1253-8 & Walford Roll c.1273; illus. with 3 plates including colour frontispiece; xvi + 281 pp.; 8vo; original blue cloth gilt, a good, firm copy. 10 pounds

 

ENGLISH HERALDIC MANUSCRIPTS IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM, C.E. Wright, 1973; illus. with 20 plates

(4 in multicolour); 32pp; 8vo; pict. card covers. 3 pounds

 

MUNIMENTA HERALDICA MCCCCLXXXIV TO MCMXXXIV, ed. G.D. Squibb, Harleian Society, New Series, Vol. 4, 1985; illus. frontispiece; index; xi+153pp; large 8vo; orig. gilt dec. cloth, almost as new. 10 pounds

 

A NEW DICTIONARY OF HERALDRY, ed. S. Friar, 1987; many illus., some in colour; 384pp; 8vo; orig. gilt dec. cloth, dust-jacket, good copy. 5 pounds

 

LONDON COATS OF ARMS AND THE STORIES THEY TELL, R. Crosley, 1928; 30 illus. of coats of arms; index; 254pp; small 4to; orig. cloth-backed boards gilt, a firm copy. 10 pounds

 

SCOTTISH HERALDRY MADE EASY, G. Harvey Johnston, 1904; illus. with 8 colour plates, 36 figures in text; index; xiv+160pp; small 8vo; orig. pictorial cloth, a little marked, firm copy, top edge gilt. 10 pounds

 

PAPWORTH: ORDINARY OF BRITISH ARMORIALS, reprint edition, Tabard Publications, 1961; originally published 1874; enables coats of arms to be identified from a description; xxii+1125pp; large 8vo; orig. red boards, spine lettered in gilt, heavily rubbed around spine, but otherwise a very firm and clean copy, top edge slightly stained. 28 pounds

 

ARMORIAL FAMILIES, A.C. Fox-Davies, 5th edn., 1905; A directory of gentlemen of coat-armour; arranged by family names, with biographical and heraldic notes; 51 full-page colour plates, mostly depicting 4 coats of arms on each page, and numerous black and white illus. coats of arms; xxxi+1524pp; large 8vo; orig. gilt dec. brown morocco, all edges gilt, worn, backstrip flapping the length of one side, hinges reinforced with tape. 25 pounds

 

GENERAL ARMORY TWO, ed. C.R. Humphery-Smith, 1973; Alfred Morant additions and corrections to Burke General Armory; arranged alphabetically by family name; illus.; appendix; bibliography; viii+230pp; 4to;

orig. red cloth gilt, dust-jacket, a firm, clean copy, remnants of a bookplate on front free endpaper. 15 pounds

 

ARMORIAL FAMILIES, A.C. Fox-Davies, 7th edn., 2 vols., 1929-30; the most comprehensive edition; a directory of gentlemen of coat-armour; arranged by family names, with biographical and heraldic notes; numerous illus. coats of arms, including 22 engraved plates in colour; index of quarterings; xlii+1020, 1021-2192pp; 4to; orig. gilt dec. brown cloth, all edges gilt, rubbed, a sound set. 60 pounds

 

LINES OF SUCCESSION: HERALDRY OF THE ROYAL FAMILIES OF EUROPE, tables by J. Louda, text by M. Maclagan, reprinted, 1991; 150 pedigrees; numerous illus. (many in colour, including coats of arms); index; 308pp; large 4to; orig. cloth, dust-jacket, lightly used. 15 pounds

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