La Nouvelle Methode Raisonnee Du Blason: Pour L'Apprendre D'Une Maniere Aise'e; Reduite En Lecons, Par Demandes & Par Reponses.
A Lyon: Chez Les Freres Bruyset, 1750. (10) + 298 + (30) pages; frontispiece illustration of Le Roy Chaonoine d'honneur de l'Eglise de Lyon and other illustrations within the text, of coats of arms, shields, blazonry, methodology & laying-out; describing the origins and practice, the art and symbolism of arms & heraldry by Claude-Francois Menestrier (1631 - 1705) Jesuit teacher & preacher from Lyon, writer on many subjects including strong opinions on French heraldry and works on the proper use of arms, choreography and settings for pageants, fetes and royal events; French text; approx. 4" x 7" size; bound in contemporary full mottled polished leather, five raised bands, floral decorations in the compartments, all edges tinted red, marbled endpapers; edge, tips wear-through to the binding, spine ends chipped away; couple of leaves in the table (index) at back with top corners away, no loss to text; only occasional spotting or staining; generally the text and plate leaves fresh and clean; in good condition. Good (Item ID: 24102)