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Heraldry Books


Here are some books about heraldry:

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The Oxford Guide to Heraldry

By Thomas Woodcock

Oxford University Press
Paperback (288 pages)

The Oxford Guide to Heraldry
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The fascinating art of heraldry, with its special rules and methods, its system of symbols denoting prominent families and institutions, and its display of pageantry, has intrigued people for centuries. Evidence of it exists throughout Europe on everything from stained glass to pub signs.
Lavishly illustrated with color and black and white plates, The Oxford Guide to Heraldry offers a delightful tour of the heart of medieval pagentry. The only guide to heraldry written entirely by Officers of Arms with full access to the College of Arms Library (which contains the most important heraldic records and manuscripts in the world), this beautiful, enriching volume covers the origins of heraldry, the composition of arms and their visual appearance, the use of arms as decoration, how and why arms are granted, and to whom, and much more. It also explains how coats of arms have differed from country to country, with informative sections on France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and other European nations, plus a complete chapter devoted to heraldry in America. This authoritative volume is an invaluable reference for anyone interested in genealogy, history, chivalry, or the decorative arts.

Scottish Clan and Family Names: Their Arms, Origins and Tartans

By Roddy Martine

Martine, Roddy
Paperback (224 pages)

Scottish Clan and Family Names: Their Arms, Origins and Tartans
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Providing an invaluable guide to the surnames of Scotland, each entry in this book covers the history, areas of family lands, castles, and tartans (ancient and modern) associated with the powerful clans of the Highlands, and the great families of the Lowlands.

Standards and Colors of the American Revolution

By Edward W. Richardson

Brand: Univ of Pennsylvania Pr
Hardcover (358 pages)

Standards and Colors of the American Revolution
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Catalogs and describes the flags and emblems of the Continental Army, the Thirteen Colonies, and those of the French, British, and German forces displayed during the American Revolution

District Tartans

By Gordon Teall

Shepheard-Walwyn
Hardcover (262 pages)

District Tartans
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District tartans have a longer pedigree than clan tartans but, although probably better supported from documented sources than clan tartans, they have received less attention over the past two centuries. This work outlines the history of district tartans, with details of 56 from Scotland - linked by name with an area, region, city or town - and over 50 from other countries, illustrated in colour with notes on origin and design. The book answers many questions about tartan etiquette, describes the function of the Lyon Court and the role of the Scottish Tartans Society.

Heraldry in America: A Classic Survey of Coats of Arms and Insignia

By Eugene Zieber

Greenwich House
Released: 1984-04-18
Hardcover (452 pages)

Heraldry in America: A Classic Survey of Coats of Arms and Insignia
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Examines the development of the coats-of-arms of American families and discusses the history of the insignia used by American societies and orders

Coats of Arms

By Andrew Stewart Jamieson

Pitkin Publishing
Paperback (32 pages)

Coats of Arms
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From the dawn of civilisation to the present day, people have used symbols to explain their existence, beliefs and culture, as well as identifying individuals and representing their place in society.

Reverse Symbolism Dictionary: Symbols Listed by Subject

Brand: Mcfarland n Co Inc Pub
Hardcover (181 pages)

Reverse Symbolism Dictionary: Symbols Listed by Subject
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Provides an alphabetical list of concepts along with the symbols used to represent them.

Civil War Battle Flags of the Union Army and Order of Battle

Brand: Knickerbocker Press
Hardcover (176 pages)

Civil War Battle Flags of the Union Army and Order of Battle
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Civil War Battle Flags of the Union Army and Order of Battle [Facsimile] [Hardcover]

A Complete Guide to Heraldry

By Arthur C. Fox-Davies

Gramercy
Released: 1993-12-19
Hardcover (658 pages)

A Complete Guide to Heraldry
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Discusses the origins and institutions of heraldry in Great Britain, the parts of a coat of arms, heraldic animals and other designs, and related matters

Heraldry Custom, Rules and Styles

By Carl-Alexander Von Volborth

Blandford Press
Hardcover (230 pages)

Heraldry Custom, Rules and Styles
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Shows the basic forms and complex rules of heraldry, and includes religious, guild, municipal, and royal coats of arms


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