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Heraldry is the profession of blazoning coats of arms and deciding matters of rank or military protocol. Prized as works of art, or often as a piece of evidence in researching family histories.

Armorial Universel Contenant Les Armes des principales Maisons Estatz et Dignitez des plus considerable Royaumes de líEuropeÖ by SEGOING, C[harles]

Paris: N.Berey, 1654. First Edition of this handsome early European armorial. Brunet V 261. Graesse VI 341. small folio. engraved title, engraved dedication, 2 plates of engraved text, [pp. 12](printed table) & 201 (of 206?) engraved plates of coats of a...

From D & E Lake Ltd. (ABAC, ILAB)


Genealogisches und Heraldisches Hand-Buch by Christoph Weigel

Genealogical and Heraldic Handbook. Containing family trees and coats of arms of all current European houses.Engraved frontispiece, title page, 4-page foreword, 97 pages of coats of arms, 120 family trees on 68 numbered double pages, text explanation on p...

From Florilegius


Heraldic Visitations of Wales and Part of the Marches...... by DWNN Lewys c1550-1616. MEYRICK Sir Samuel Rush (editor) 1783-1848

Llandovery:: Welsh Manuscript Society, 1846 VG, 1st ed, 1846, 2 vols, 2 pls. In contemporary green embossed cloth, corners & edges lightly bumped & worn. Spines relaid, keeping the original. Vol 1, frontis, [7], (viii-xxxii), [2], 7-340 pp, [...

From Madoc Books (ABA-ILAB)


The banner display'd: or, an abridgment of Guillim: being a compleat system of heraldry, in all its parts. With proper cuts and tables. In two volumes. By Samuel Kent, Author of the Grammar of Heraldry by Guillim, John (1565-1621); Kent, Samuel

London: London: printed for Thomas Cox, at the Lamb under the Royal Exchange, Cornhill, 1726. 1st Edition . Full leather. Very Good. First edition thus, two volumes, octavo; [6], 570pp; 571-894, (ii)pp, complete with six engraved plates and numerous i...

From Lyppard Books


The Peerage of England: Or, an Account of the Present Nobility. Containing the Descent, Original Creations, and Most Recent Actions, of Their Respective Ancestors by Collins, Arthur

London: For Abel Roper and Arthur Collins, 1709. Octavo. 470pp. An early issue with an index but without the careful indexes done in later issues especially with the work of Burke. The first printed peerage of England. Bound in a modern purple flexibl...

From Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB


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