Observations on Heraldry
Hamerton, Philip Gilbert

London, England: E. Churton, 1851. F 96 pages; heraldic frontispiece plate; title printed in red & black; topics include content on the right to arms, inheritance, quarterings, distinctions of honour, courtesy, the shield, crest, motto, field, charges, blazoning, differences, pride of lineage, colleges of arms, heralds, hieroglyphical heraldry, religious symbolism, knighthood; armorial bookplate on the front endpaper of Horatio Noble Pym with the motto "Fortis est Veritas" and his small shelf-mark rubber stamp Horace (Horatio Noble) Pym (1844 - 1896) British confidential solicitor, book collector and editor; with the signature on the opposing endpaper of Thomas Wm. King, York Herald (who held this post 1848-1872); approx. 5 3/4" x 9" size; bound in bright red decoratively blindstamped & gilt titled cloth; edge, tips wear to the boards; spine cloth gone; some spottiness to preliminaries and first few leaves; in good condition with interesting provenance. Good Hardcover (Item ID: 24180)


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