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

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. Very Good Hardcover (Item ID: 22523)


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