Heraldry for Amateurs - A Handbook for Beginners Including Concise Instructions Regarding the Tracing of Pedigrees
Published in the early 1900s, this book appeared originally as a series of articles in the columns of The Bazaar and Exchange and Mart. The articles were written in response to suggestions made by the Editor of that paper as an outcome of the numerous enquiries he had received for information in matters heraldic, most of them from readers who were without any knowledge of the subject. As the title implies, this book is for amateurs only, and the intention has been to place the outlines of the science before them as lucidly as possible and so to arouse their interest and induce them to make further researches for themselves. Contents Include: A Coat of Arms and its Accessories - The Shield - Tinctures, (Metals, Colours and Furs) - Partition Lines - Charges, The Ordinaries and Sub-Ordinaries With Their Diminutives - Common Charges - Crests, Wreaths, Mantling and Supporters - Helmets and Crowns - Mottoes, Badges, and Cadency Marks - Marshalling - Degrees of Nobility and Gentry - Liveries - Hatchments - Drawing and Emblazoning a Coat of Arms - How to Obtain a Grant of Arms - Pedigrees: How to Trace Them - A Dictionary of Heraldic Terms
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