The True Use of Arms. By William Wyrley. Reprinted From the Original Edition, 1592. William Wyrley.

The True Use of Arms. By William Wyrley. Reprinted From the Original Edition, 1592.

London & Boston: John Gray Bell, 1853. vii + 42 pages + 12-page publishers' catalog at back; with black and white line drawings of shields and various methods of blazonry; with a facsimile of the 1592 title page; the modern text preface giving background on the original volume and the author, William Wyrley, (1565 - 1618) British antiquary and herald (DNB) and also noting "...our author confines himself to a very accurate history of the more antient differences, and of the variety and modes in which they were applied..."; armorial bookplate of Edmund Philips on front endpaper; bound in the original decoratively blindstamped plum-brown cloth; gilt spine titles; some light wear and rubbing to boards, little fading to cloth; short closed edge-tear to blank endpaper, little bit of hinge paper splitting, binding securely sewn and contents clean, in very good condition. Item #22523

Price: $125.00

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