The Written And Printed Word


John Guillim, 1679
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     The complete title to this work is: 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; Whereunto it is now reduced by the Study and Industry of John Guillim, Late Pursuivant at ARMS. The fifth edition much enlarged with great variety of BEARINGS. To which is added a TREATISE OF HONOUR MILITARY AND CIVIL, According to the Laws and Customs of England, collected out of the most Authentick Authors, both Ancient and Modern, by Capt. John Logan. Illustrated with variety of SCULPTURES sutable to the several Subjects; to which is added a Gatalogue of the Atchievements of the NOBILITY of England, with divers of the GENTRY, for Examples of BEARINGS.
     This book was printed at London by S. Roycroft for R. Blome; and are sold by Francis Tyton, Henry Brome, Thomas Basset, Richard Chiswell, John Wright, and Thomas Sawbridge. The book is profusely illustrated with examples of heraldic achievements. It also contains, as shown in the images below, quite a number of portraits of the nobility of Great Britain at the time, some of which are believed to be done from drawings by Van Dyck.
      This particular volume is missing the covers and the first several and last several pages were photocopied from a copy in the Library of Congress.