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Complete Guide to Heraldry {50 Vintage Books} on DVD

Heraldry is the profession, study, or art of devising, granting, and blazoning arms and ruling on questions of rank or protocol, as exercised by an officer of arms. Heraldry comes from Anglo-Norman herald, from the Germanic compound *harja-waldaz, "army commander". The word, in its most general sense, encompasses all matters relating to the duties and responsibilities of officers of arms. To most, though, heraldry is the practice of designing, displaying, describing, and recording coats of arms and heraldic badges.
Historically, it has been variously described as "the shorthand of history" and "the floral border in the garden of history." The origins of heraldry lie in the need to distinguish participants in combat when their faces were hidden by iron and steel helmets. Eventually a formal system of rules developed into ever more complex forms of heraldry.
The system of blazoning arms that is used in English-speaking countries today was developed by the officers of arms in the Middle Ages. This includes a stylized description of the escutcheon (shield), the crest, and, if present, supporters, mottoes, and other insignia. Certain rules apply, such as the Rule of tincture. A thorough understanding of these rules is a key to the art of heraldry. The rules and terminology differ from country to country; indeed several national styles had developed by the end of the Middle Ages, but there are some aspects that carry over internationally.
Though heraldry is nearly 900 years old, it is still very much in use. Many cities and towns in Europe and around the world still make use of arms. Personal heraldry, both legally protected and lawfully assumed, has continued to be used around the world. Heraldic societies exist to promote education and understanding about the subject. (Summary by Wikipedia)
If you are interested in the study of Heraldry, or simple want to know more about your own family Coat of Arms, this fifty {50} title library will help you complete your quest.
Titles included:
:: A Complete Guide to Heraldry
(1909) - 710 pages - A C Fox-Davies
:: A Dictionary of Heraldry
(1889) - 286 pages - C Norton Elvin
:: A Guide to the Study of Heraldry
(18xx) - 85 pages - J A Montagu
:: A Manual of Heraldry, Historical and Popular (1863) - 572 pages - Charles Boutell
:: A Treatise on Heraldry British & Foreign Vol 1
(1896) - 595 pages - J Woodward
:: A Treatise on Heraldry British & Foreign Vol 2
(1896) - 601 pages - J Woodward
:: An Introduction to Heraldry
(1866) - 381 pages - H Clark
:: Armorial Families Vol 1
(1929) - 1076 pages - A C Fox-Davies
:: Armorial Families Vol 2
(1929) - 1204 pages - A C Fox-Davies
:: Armorial Universel Vol 1
(1854) - 528 pages - M J D'Eschavannes
:: Armorial Universel Vol 2
(1854) - 501 pages - M J D'Eschavannes
:: Armorials of the County of Orkney
(1902) - 202 pages - H L Norton Smith
:: Arms Authorised by the Laws of Heraldry
(1863) - 361 pages - B Burke
:: British Crests
(1917) - 234 pages - A Deuchar
:: British Heraldry
(18xx) - 242 pages - C Davenport
:: Coats of Arms of Yorkshire
(1911) - 290 pages - J Horsfall Turner
:: Decorative Heraldry
(1908) - 271 pages - G W Eve
:: Dictionnaire Des Devises
(1878) - 416 pages - M Chassant & H Tausin
:: Encyclopaedia Heraldica
- Complete Dictionary of Heraldry
(18xx) - 859 pages - Vol #1
:: Encyclopaedia Heraldica
- Complete Dictionary of Heraldry
(18xx) - 507 pages - Vol #2-1
:: Encyclopaedia Heraldica
- Complete Dictionary of Heraldry
(18xx) - 566 pages - Vol #2-2
:: Encyclopaedia Heraldica
- Complete Dictionary of Heraldry
(18xx) - 304 pages - Vol #3
:: Encyclopaedia Heraldica
- Complete Dictionary of Heraldry
(18xx) - 626 pages - Vol #4
:: English Heraldry
(1867) - 379 pages - C Boutell
:: Facsimilie of a Heraldic MS
(1878) - 102 pages - J Withie
:: Ficticious & Symbolic Creatures in Art
(1906) - 296 pages - J Vinycomb
:: Handbook of Heraldry
(1893) - 369 pages - A E Cussans
:: Heraldry in England
(1889) - 103 pages - E Renton
:: Heraldic Badges
(1900) - 195 pages - A C Fox-Davies
:: Heraldic Illustrations
(1843) - 13 pages - F Knight
:: Heraldic Illustrations
(1900) - 25 pages - Author Unknown
:: Heraldic Miscellanies
(1793) - 122 pages - W Dugdale
:: Heraldry & Floral Forms As Used in Decoration
(1922) - 253 pages - H Cole
:: Heraldry As an Art
(1907) - 334 pages - G W Eve
:: Heraldry English & Foreign
(1886) - 119 pages - R C Jenkins
:: Heraldry for the Craftsman
(1913) - 498 pages - F G Sayer
:: Heraldry Historical & Popular
(1863) - 559 pages - C Boutell
:: Heraldry in England - History and Science
(1889) - 103 pages - Edward H Renton
:: Heraldry Simplified
(189x) - 86 pages - F Curtis
:: Historic Devices Badges & War Cries
(1870) - 444 pages - B Palliser
:: Knights Heraldic Illustrations
(18xx) - 46 pages - F Knight
:: Leopards of England
(1913) - 194 pages - E E Dorling
:: Peeps At Heraldry
(1912) - 114 pages - P Allen
:: Royal Book of Crests of GB & Ireland Vol 1
(1883) - 588 pages - J Fairbairn
:: Royal Book of Crests of GB & Ireland Vol 2
(1883) 353 pages - J Fairbairn
:: Some Feudal Lords & Their Seals
(1900) - 242 pages - Lord De Walden
:: The British Compendium
(1741) - 595 pages - F Nichols
:: The Irish Compendium
(1745) - 660 pages - F Nichols
:: The Science of Heraldry
(1872) 99 pages - R Willis
:: The Symbolisms of Heraldry
(1898) 178 pages - C Wade




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