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The Pursuivant of Arms or, Heraldry Founded Upon Facts.
Planché, J. R. - Planche -
London: 1873, Chatto and Windus.
xx, 299 [incl. xx], + 32 pp. catalogue. HC. 12mo, 119x14 cm.
Illustrations: Engravings.
[Non-Fiction - History - Heraldry]
[Heraldry - Codes of Arms - Crests - Badges]
With Preface to First Edition, Colour frontispiece, Note to Present [third] Edition, list of 209 woodcuts, 5 plates of badges, colour frontispiece of The Garter Plate of John Beaufort, Earl of Somerset. Index to Heraldic Terms and Figures, Index to Names of Persons &c., whose Armorial Bearings are Engraved or Described. Blue cloth over board, angled edges, blind embossed decoration around center portrait of Engl. King in gilt and red, embossed. Spine with gilt title and decor.
An area of ca. 4x5 cm of title page and tissue guard between title and frontispiece partially foxed. Small faint area bleading on fsp. Foredge and top edge with thin speckles of foxing. Paper has faint odour of smoke. Spine with partial dulling of gilt and discolouring of blue cover. Narrow strip of spine at top and foot lacking. Otherwise a solid, v.g. copy.

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