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The Curiosities of Heraldry

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Published: 1845
Language: English
Wordcount: 88,034 / 276 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 65.1
LoC Category: CR
Downloads: 1,425
Added to site: 2012.03.02
mnybks.net#: 31366
Genre: Art
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m> from his dictionary as a useless word.

LEWES; DEC. 1844.


Contents.

CHAP. PAGE

I. THE FABULOUS HISTORY OF HERALDRY 1

II. THE AUTHENTIC HISTORY OF HERALDRY 15

III. RATIONALE OF THE FIGURES EMPLOYED IN HERALDRY 49

IV. THE CHIMERICAL FIGURES OF HERALDRY 89

V. THE LANGUAGE OF ARMS 105

VI. ALLUSIVE ARMS--ARMES PARLANTES 119

VII. CRESTS, SUPPORTERS, BADGES, etc. 133

VIII. HERALDRIC MOTTOES 151

IX. HISTORICAL ARMS--AUGMENTATIONS 161

X. DISTINCTIONS OF RANK AND HONOUR 197

XI. HISTORICAL NOTICES OF THE COLLEGE OF ARMS 219

XII. BRIEF NOTICES OF DISTINGUISHED HERALDS AND HERALDRIC WRITERS, WITH QUOTATIONS FROM THEIR WORKS 245

XIII. GENEALOGY 281

Appendix.

A. ON DIFFERENCES IN ARMS, NOW FIRST PRINTED FROM A MS. BY SIR EDWARD DERING, BART. 297

B. THE ANTIENT PRACTICE OF BORROWING ARMORIAL ENSIGNS ILLUSTRATED FROM THE ARMS OF CORNISH FAMILIES 309

C. ABATEMENTS 313

D. GRAN

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