An Introduction to Heraldry, Containing the Rudiments of the Science in General, and Other Necessary Particulars Connected with the Subject.
Berry, William

London, England: Printed for T. Egerton, Whitehall; and White and Cochrane, Fleet Street, 1810. F iii + [5] - 158 pages; black and white illustrated with 12 engraved plates of armorial interest and a folding chart "Paradigm of the Tinctures"; text with "An Alphabetical Arrangement of the most Common Heraldic Terms, with Their Definitions"; explanation of uses of furs, roundles, crests, subordinate ordinaries, more, by the British genealogist William Berry (1774 - 1851) "...as a writing clerk to the registrar of the College of Arms in 1810 he brought out a work entitled Introduction to Heraldry..." and wrote other heraldic compilations, county histories. (G. C. Boase, rev. Myfanwy Lloyd in the ODNB); previous owner name of Elijah Pryce Junr. 1852 on the title page, another effaced name on the front endpaper; approx. 5 3/4" x 9 1/4" size; bound in the original publishers gray paper covered boards, black cloth spine with the remains of the old paper title-label; edge-wear, tips wear-through, soiling and rubbed areas to the binding; top board about to give way, parting at the spine; spine covering chipped, darkened; some spotting, foxing to the plates; block solidly sewn; in good condition. Good Hardcover (Item ID: 24112)

$125.00

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