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    Two Volumes on English Heraldry with Hand-Colored Plates

    [Heraldry]. John Guillim. A Display of Heraldry: Manifesting a more easie access to the Knowledge thereof than hath been hitherto published by any, through the benefit of Method... To which is added a Treatise of Honour Military and Civil... [Analogia Honorum on the title-page of the second work] by Capt. John Logan. London: S. Roycroft [and T. Roycroft], 1679, 1677. Fifth edition. Folio. Approximately 14.25 x 9 inches. [xxviii], 319, [1, blank]; 181, [1, blank] pages. With numerous pages with hand-colored coats of arms in Display of Heraldry, and with nineteen portraits and 102 pages of hand-colored armorial plates (on fifty leaves) inserted into Analogia Honorum. Bound in contemporary full brown calf, boards paneled in blind. Rebacked and re-cornered to style at a later date. Binding worn, title-page of Display of Heraldry mounted, pages [xxv-xxvi] repaired ([xxv] with heavy loss), some pages with tears affecting images or text, many plates with tears affecting images, page 271 with large chip missing with loss of text and image, minor worm damage throughout, pages 177-179 in Analogia Honorum mounted with some loss, page 181 in Analogia Honorum is damaged and mounted [verso is blank]. Contemporary owner's neat (and interesting) ownership inscription and a later owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Good.

    [Together With:] [Heraldry]. James Dallaway. Inquiries Into the Origin and Progress of the Science of Heraldry in England. With Explanatory Observations on Armorial Ensigns... Gloucester, T. Cadell, 1793. First edition. Quarto. Approximately 11.75 x 9.25 inches. [2], [xiv], 424, [2, preliminary matter for Appendix of Illustrations], cxii pages. With twenty-seven plates inserted throughout, including eight hand-colored plates, three facsimiles and one fold-out plate. Bound to style in modern half brown calf over marbled boards, spine ruled in black, with red gilt morocco lettering label, five raised bands, plain later endleaves. Title-page soiled and foxed, with a faint signature at top, and an inkstamp of the Royal Institution of Wales on the verso (there are several pages and plates with this or another inkstamp, none of which interferes with text or an image), a few pages with minor offset. Bookplate. Still, a fine copy of this handsome book. Wing G2222 (Display of Heraldry). From the Collection of Judith Adelman.


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