Concise Encyclopedia of Heraldry
Guy Cadogan Rothery, 1985 reprinted from the 1915 edition
a clear, concise guide to the intricate language and colourful symbolism of heraldry. With the aid of more than 300 illustrations, the author explains the evolution of emblems, shapes and colours, how they combine and what they mean . . . To most of us today, heraldry is a complicated subject, wrapped up in a mysterious aura of obscure terminology and strange symbolism. But with this book the reader will discover that behind this daunting facade lies a world of rich diversity and colourful imagery with roots that stretch far back into the very pageant of history.
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