A Manual of Heraldry, Historical and Popular (Classic Reprint)

A Manual of Heraldry, Historical and Popular (Classic Reprint)

by Charles Boutell
     
 

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It is the aim of this Manual to inquire into the true character and right office of Heraldry, and to describe and illustrate its general condition as it is in use amongst ourselves.

Of the rise and progress of Heraldry, and of its almost universal prevalence under variously modified forms, I have not

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Excerpt from A Manual of Heraldry, Historical and Popular

It is the aim of this Manual to inquire into the true character and right office of Heraldry, and to describe and illustrate its general condition as it is in use amongst ourselves.

Of the rise and progress of Heraldry, and of its almost universal prevalence under variously modified forms, I have not attempted to give more than a slight and rapid sketch. I have been content also to refer only incidentally and in a few words to the value and interest of Heraldry, as a handmaid of History, as an ally of Art, and as the chronicler of Archæology - my purpose being not so much to lead students on to the application of Heraldry, as to enable them to apply it by becoming Heralds. In the following pages, accordingly, I have sought to define and elucidate the principles of Heraldry, to exemplify its practice, and to illustrate at once it utility and its attractiveness.

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ISBN-13:
9781331823421
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/15/2015
Pages:
562
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.14(d)

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