A Summary View of Heraldry in Reference to the Usages of Chivalry and the General Economy of the Feudal System with an Appendix Respecting Such Distinctions of Rank as Have Place in the British Constitution
Brydson, Thomas

Edinburgh & London: Edinburgh, printed by Mundell & son. London, sold by Messrs. Nicol, Egerton, Edwards, Faulder, Hookham & Carpenter, and Vernor &, 1795. F xvi + 319 pages; inscribed on the front endpaper, "To John Fordyce of Ayton Esq: from the author"; Fordyce being one of the subscribers on the list found within; the contents explaining the history of the feudal system; knighthood, nobility, chivalry and its maxims, discipline, spirit and orders; tournaments, armorial ensigns, crusades, romances, discussion of the form and modes in which arms are exhibited, definition and distinctions of rank, more; small booksellers' ticket, "Bought of J.R. Smith 4. Compton St." on front endpaper; another ownership name on endpaper, of Cecil Brent 1854; bound in contemporary full plain polished spotted leather; simple gilt rules on boards and spine, black leather spine label, gilt titles; wear and rubbing to the boards, chipping and flaking of spine ends, bottom chipped away; title page and first several leaves spotty; contents generally clean and in very good condition; in good overall condition. Good (Item ID: 22528)


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