Title: Some Feudal Coats of Arms. And others illustrated with 2,000 zinco etchings from the Bayeux Tapestry, Greek Vases, Seals, Tiles, Effigies, Brasses and Heraldic Rolls, 1902
Author: Joseph Foster
Publisher: James Parker and Co., Oxford and London
Condition: Very Good
A first edition of Foster’s Feudal Coats of Arms, being critically acclaimed for it’s content and wide scope of material. Basing his work off of medieval heraldic rolls and early reference material, Foster has compiled a major alphabetical work of recorded nobles, their knights, and their arms, from the battle of Falkirk in 1298 AD, the siege of Carlaverock in 1300 AD, the tournaments of Dunstable, and so much more. This work is profusely illustrated with numerous plates and illustrations, of various nobles and knights, as well as the various coats-of-arms and seals throughout this work.
Uniquely, the binding of this work is unlike the standard edition that is commonly found, with several seals on the front, and an engraving of a king on the spine.
One volume in folio, XXXVIII+240 pages
On note of condition, this volume is in very good shape, with minor rubbing and wear to the boards. There is virtually no foxing or staining throughout.