London: Edward Edwards, 1825. Tenth Edition. Hardcover. Many bright color plates depicting a vast array of heraldic elements from Crosses & Partition Lines, Ordinaries, Charges & Their Terms, Foreign Crowns, Crowns & Coronets of England, Helmets, Distinctions of Houses, animals, weapons, thunderbolts, 'Achievments (sic) & Charges', signs of the zodiac, lions, dragons, plumes, knots, crosses, castles, towers, bridges, griffins, suns, a "Man Tiger, 'Tyger', 'Chimaera', cherubs, Knight of the Garter and his lady', and more.
Sml 8vo, color frontis, engraved dedication page, viii, 334pp, 46 color plates. Part II, a Dictionary of the technical terms used in the Science of Heraldry, explains many wonderful terms from 'Abatements' ("certain marks of disgrace added to arms for some ungenteel action committed by the bearer"), to cockatrice, merillion, scruttle, vervels, and wyvern. Part I: The Use of Arms and Armory, Rules of Blazon and Marshalling Coats of Armour, with engraved Tables upon a new Plan, for the Instruction of those who wish to learn the science; also the Regalia of England. Part II: A Dictionary of Heraldry, with an Alphabetic List of its Terms in English, French, and Latin; also the different Degrees of the Nobility and Gentry in England, with Tables of Precedency.
Quarter tan cloth and tan boards, with title in black at spine. Spine rubbed and chipped head & tail, and repaired with sticky tape, which extends on to front and rear boards. Front cover detached, present. Internally, good +, plates bright and clean. Item #14777