A DISPLAY OF HERALDRY. John Guillim, John Logan.
A DISPLAY OF HERALDRY.
A DISPLAY OF HERALDRY.
A DISPLAY OF HERALDRY.
A DISPLAY OF HERALDRY.

A DISPLAY OF HERALDRY.

Manifesting a more easie access to the Knowledge thereof than hath hitherto been published by any, through the benefit of Method; Whereunto it is now reduced by the Study and Industry of John Guillim, Late Pursuivant at Arms. The Fifth Edition much enlarged with great variety of bearings. To which is added a Treatise of Honour Military & Civil, According to the Laws and Customs of England, collected out of the most Authentick Authors, both Ancient and Modern, by Capt. John Logan. Illustrateed [sic] with variety of sculptures sutable [sic] to the several Subjects; to which is added a Catalogue of The Atchievements [sic] of the nobility of England, with divers of the gentry, for examples of bearings. Pp. [xii]+318+[8](Conclusion and Alphabetical Table), mostly double column, with numerous woodcut heraldic illustrations, decorative headpieces and initials, the title page printed in red & black; [together with] ANALOGIE HONORUM: Or, A Treatise of Honour and Nobility, According to the Laws and Customes of England. Collected out of the most Authentick Authors, both Ancient and Modern. In two Parts.... Pp. [ii]+182(last blank)+[8](table of contents), numerous engraved plates (including dedications and portraits), several small woodcuts; f'cap. folio; early marbled papered boards with later (not recent) calf spine decorated in gilt and titled in blind, boards lightly rubbed, edges worn, early repair to top fore-corner of upper board, spine slightly scuffed; edges sprinkled red; later endpapers, early signature and a couple of small scribbles on title page, plus occasional very minor annotations probably in the same hand, one double-sided leaf of plates (in the Atchevements of Barons) has been reinserted on a later backing sheet, a few mainly small edge chips or closed marginal tears, a little light foxing and occasional slight soiling; printed by S. Roycroft for R. Blome, London, 1679. Fifth edition. Wing G2222; ESTC R12114. *From the library of firearms and heraldry collector Doug Mills, with his business card mounted on the upper pastedown. First published in 1610. This edition is the first to include John Logan's Treatise, both parts of which have separate title pages, bearing the imprint of Tho. Roycroft dated 1677 and 1678 respectively, with Part II here misbound before Part I. Thomas Roycroft (who died in 1677) and his son Samuel were influential printers in London in the mid to late 17th century. Lowndes calls for 73 leaves of plates in the Analogie; this copy has 71 and is missing at least one double-sided plate in the Atchivements of Earles (images 49-56). One slightly cropped leaf (Atchivements of Barons images 33-40) has been neatly reinserted onto a later backing sheet with a manuscript heading. In this copy a portrait of the Earl of Craven replaces that of the Baron of Worlabye called for by Lowndes. Item #141691

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