John Guillim - A Display of Heraldry manifesting a more easie access to the knowledge... - 1679

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John Guillim - A Display of Heraldry manifesting a more easie access to the knowledge... - 1679
Genealogy, Heraldry, History, Illustrated - Quantity: 1 - Book

Two parts bound in the same folio volume (37.2 x 24.3 cm), antique full leather binding, the spine head and foot and the corners are somewhat worn, spine with ribs and red label. GUILLIMS'S HERALDRY.

I: 6 sheets, including two-colour title page (red and black), 317 pp., 4 unnumbered table sheets; II: 2 pp. including the new title page: ‘Analogia Honorum or, a Treatise of Honour and Nobility according to the laws and customs of England’, 181 pp. and 4 table sheets.

With a total of 19 full-page copper engraved portraits of the knights of the orders of chivalry described in the text and 106 full-page copper plates, some printed on the obverse and the reverse.
Printed in two columns, wood engraved head and initials. Prints, also wood engraved, in the text.

The great book of British heraldry, profusely illustrated with high quality copper engravings, in its fifth edition.

Full title on the title page: ‘A Display of Heraldry manifesting a more easie access to the knowledge thereof than hath been hitherto published by any, through the benefit of method; whereunto it is now reduced by the study and industry of John Guillim, late pursuivant at arms. The fifth edition much enlarged with great variety of bearings. To which is added A treatise of honour military and civil, according to the laws and customs of England, collected out of the most authentick authors, both ancient and modern, by Capt. John Logan. Illustrated with variety of sculptures sutable to the severa subjects; to which is added a catalogue of the atchievements of the nobility of England, with divers of the gentry, for examples of bearings.’

Some isolated foxing stains. Some sheets are loose.
Title page somewhat dirty. Good overall copy.

Bulky shipping.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Genealogy, Heraldry, History, Illustrated
Author/ Illustrator
John Guillim
Book Title
A Display of Heraldry manifesting a more easie access to the knowledge...
Condition
Good
Publication year oldest item
1679
Edition
Reprint
Language
English
Original language
Yes
Publisher
London, printed by S. Roycroft for R. Blome; and are sold by Francis Tyton Henry Brome Thomas Basset
Binding/ Material
Leather
Number of pages
498
Dimensions
372×243 mm
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