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A Complete Guide to Heraldry

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
ebook, 704 pages
Published April 1st 2013 by Amberg Press (first published June 13th 1985)
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Banners, crests, dragons, guilds, towns, heraldic lions, dragons :: all dating from the fourteenth to the twentieth century.

So very cool.
Helene Harrison
ISBN? - 9781853263651

General Subject/s? - History / Heraldry / Politics / Art

Title? - Common images that appear on heraldic badges and what they mean - badgers, lions, tigers, panthers, helmets, crowns, etc.

General Analysis? - A fantastic book full of facts that help you to break down complex images into bite-size chunks. I use it for the heraldic badges, but it can be used for a much wider purpose as well.

Recommend? – Yes, great.
If someone is interested in heraldry, this is a good book for teaching the basics of blazon - the rules that are followed in designing and "reading" a coat of arms. But that is all it is. It's a primer, not an advanced text. Nor is it a reference work for determining if a design is in conflict with extant arms. Regard it in that light, and it deserves a place on your reference shelf.
Love this book. Classical heraldry book from the Victorian perspective, very clear and easy to understand.
Love this book. Classical heraldry book from the Victorian perspective, very clear and easy to understand.
Despite being written 100 years ago, this is still one of the top Heraldic reference books written.
Pretty much the definitive work on the subject. 'Nuff said!
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