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A Complete Guide to Heraldry - Illustrated by Nine Plates and Nearly 800 Other Designs

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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 16th 2013 by Amberg Press (first published June 13th 1985)
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Elizabeth
Jun 27, 2012 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: art-saves-lives
Banners, crests, dragons, guilds, towns, heraldic lions, dragons :: all dating from the fourteenth to the twentieth century.

So very cool.
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Mar 25, 2015 Wetdryvac Wetdryvac rated it really liked it
I'm actually in the Project Gutenberg edition at http://www.gutenberg.org/files/48573/... and hoping that this and that are the same, but it's a lovely pick up and browse sort of a book. I'd expected more about the art and less about the weaponry, but I'm pleasantly surprised indeed. Very much a browsing book rather than a cover-to-cover one for anyone outside of specialty research, but I'll definitely be going back over this a few more times.
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.
Roy
Apr 18, 2014 Roy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Caroline Mathews
Dec 26, 2014 Caroline Mathews rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What's not to like about coats of arms and shields and crests? Well-told and properly explained. Loved this.
Charles
Aug 11, 2011 Charles rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love this book. Classical heraldry book from the Victorian perspective, very clear and easy to understand.
Charles
Apr 26, 2011 Charles rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: heraldry
Love this book. Classical heraldry book from the Victorian perspective, very clear and easy to understand.
Paul
Nov 20, 2011 Paul rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history, heraldry
Despite being written 100 years ago, this is still one of the top Heraldic reference books written.
Daniel
May 06, 2010 Daniel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty much the definitive work on the subject. 'Nuff said!
Daniel Evans
Oct 06, 2008 Daniel Evans rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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