The Curiosities of Heraldry.
First published in 1845 by Mark
Antony Lower. With illustrations from old English writers
and numerous engravings from designs by the author.
Containing chapters on such diverse topics as: The fabulous
history of heraldry; The authentic history of heraldry;
Rationale of the figures employed in heraldry; The
chimerical figures of heraldry; The language of arms;
Allusive arms--armes parlantes; Crests, supporters, badges,
etc.; Heraldric mottoes; Historical arms—augmentations;
Distinctions of rank and honour; Historical notices of the
College of Arms; Brief notices of distinguished heralds and
heraldric writers, with quotations from their works;
Genealogy and with an appendix containing essays on
differences in arms, now first printed from a M.S. By sir
Edward Dering, Bart.; The antient practice of borrowing
armorial ensigns illustrated from the arms of Cornish
families; Abatements; Grant od Arms; A curious relic of
brass found at Lewis.
A Clean original facsimile of
the original, not an OCR copy.
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