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Regal Heraldry. The Armorial Insignia Of The Kings And Queens of England, From Coeval Authorities. By Thomas Willement, F.S.A.

Thomas Willement

RA Collection: Book

Record number

06/4236

Author

Imprint

London: William Pickering, 1821

Physical Description

x, [2], 116 p., frontis., 36 pl.; 237 mm. (Quarto.)

Contents

[Half-t., frontis., t.p., dedic.] - Preface - [Quotation from Chaucer] - [Text, and plates] - Index; [colophon].

Responsibility Note

The frontispiece, numbered plates and headpieces are signed 'TW'. The printer is named in the colophon: 'W. Wilson, Printer, Greville-Street, London.' The work is dedicated by Thomas Willement to King George The Fourth.

Summary Note

The frontispiece shows the arms of King Henry VIII. The numbered plates show arms of British kings and queens from William I to Queen Caroline of Brunswick. They are all hand-coloured etchings. The work is further decorated with head-pieces.

Binding Note

20th-century green cloth; spine lettered 'Regal Heraldry' and 'R.A.'

Subject

Heraldry - Coats of arms - Devices (symbols) - Insignia - Shields - Rulers - Kings - Queens - Great Britain - History
Armorials (reference sources) - Genealogy - Reference books - Great Britain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Hand coloring - Great Britain - 19th century

Contributors

William Pickering, publisher
William Wilson, printer
Thomas Willement, draughtsman, engraver
George IV King of Great Britain, dedicatee

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