Illustrated Book of Heraldry

    James Yorke. The Union of Honour. Containing the Armes, Matches and Issues of the Kings, Dukes, Marquesses and Earles of England From the Conquest, Untill this Present Yeere, 1640. London: Edward Griffin, 1640.

    Small folio. 331, 53, 76. Hundreds of engraved illustrations of coats of arms, many hand-colored by a previous owner. Errata page.

    Full early calf over boards. Paper title label to spine with inked lettering in an early hand. Inked notes on rear pastedown. Armorial bookplates of Christopher Barber Collinson on front pastedown. Bumping to corners. Some chipping to the leather at the top of the spine. Joints cracked. Mild foxing throughout, scattered dampstaining. Missing the second engraved title page. Overall, a very good, tight copy.

    This popular book of heraldry was the product of James Yorke, the learned blacksmith of Lincoln.

    ESTC S1166.

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