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DALLAWAY, James.
Inquiries Into the Origin and Progress of the Science of Heraldry in England with Explanatory Observations on Armorial Designs

Published
Gloucester, London: R. Raikes [printed by] for B & J White, 1793
Plates
8
Binding/Size
M=4to
Value
0-5000
Published
Gloucester, London: R. Raikes [printed by] for B & J White, 1793
Ref
310

FIRST EDITION; Illustrations: 27 engraved plates (8 hand-coloured); folding genealogical chart of Verney; numerous additional illustrations within the text. Dimensions: 310 x 250 mm (12" x 10") - 424pp + appendix. Bound in full leather with twin gilt filets and tooling in blind to boards; raised bands in blind to spine; lettered in gilt and repeat gilt motif to spine compartments; marbled edges; VG: in good condition with contents bright and clean. Bookplates of "John Bolton" and "David Wilson Bogie (Advocate Sheriff in Aberdeen)" to front pastedown and front free endpaper. SCARCE. Appendix includes various biographies including Dugdale and Lancaster. Coloured plates in order: 1. Armorial Pavement in the Cathedral at Gloucester. 2. Amorial Portraits. 3. William Bruges, Garter, King of Arms, 1420. 4. Variation of Arms by Collaterals. (Colville & Clifford). 5. King Richard the Third. 6. Sir John Wriothesley, Knight, Garter, King of Arms. 7. Initial Portraits of zkings of Arms. 8. [The Quartering of Arms]