Used – Heraldic Design – Its Origins, Ancient Forms & Modern Usage



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Condition: Good – 96 Pages

The functional importance of heraldry during the age of chivalry is reflected in the decorative technique and the great wealth of design which we have inherited. No one will deny that the richness and beauty of heraldic design has survived the manner of life which brought it into being. What few people realize is that heraldry has limitless uses today in art, industry, advertising, trade-marketing, for foundations, organizations and as always, for the family coats-of-arms. This book is fully illustrated with over 500 crests, devices, shields and coats. It describes how to design personal and commercial coats of arms.

The contents of this very interesting, must have book are as follows:

  • A Complete Armorial Achievement
  • The Shield
  • Tinctures
  • Charges
  • Devices
    • Beasts and Monsters
    • Birds and a Bee
    • Vegetables and Fish
    • A Variety of Objects
    • Human and Part Human
  • The Crest
  • Impalement of Arms
  • Quartering
  • Cadency: The Inheritance Line
  • Blazonry
  • Your Own Personal or Commercial Coat
  • Calligraphy
  • A Sampling of Symbols
  • Commercial Arms
  • Arms of the World
    • American Arms
    • British Arms
    • Scotch Arms
    • Irish Arms
    • French Arms
    • Spanish Arms
    • Italian Arms
    • Teutonic Arms
    • Scandinavian Arms
    • Russian Arms
    • Arms of the Pope and Clergy
    • Arms of the Ameriacmn Republics
    • Some Early American Arms
    • Some US Governmental Seals
    • Seals of the States
    • Academic Arms

Printed in 1962 – 96 pages – Hard bound with dust cover. Condition: Good.


Author – Hubert Allcock

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