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Introduction to Heraldry Hardcover – 15 Jun 1999

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Stefan Oliver gave up a career in large-scale agricultural management in 1970. Since then he has been working as a self-taught freelance glass engraver and heraldic illustrator and is a member of The Heraldry Society. His work goes all over the world and he exhibits regularly. Also a talented calligrapher, Stefan is based in Stowmarket, Suffolk. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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Easy To Grasp Explanation of a Confusing Topic 11 Jan. 2001
By Kat K. Munro - Published on
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Heraldry is not an easy topic to grasp. There are so many rules of use, esoteric terms to define everything from color, to subject, to shape. This book is the best introduction you'll find. Be forewarned, this is not the usual "What's Your Name?--Here's Your Coat of Arms!" encyclopedic look-up. Instead, it shows examples of heraldry and explains in full detail just what information can be derived from the coat. What is the importance of animals, weapons, figures, mottos, colors, and shapes? Where did heraldry come from? What were the rules regarding the changes of the coat of arms down through children, crossed by marriage, changed by death? This book is a beautifully illustrated and comprehensively written introduction to the beginning of your understanding to heraldry. It makes for a charming coffee table book that you'll refer to again and again.
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A good primer to heraldry 1 Feb. 1999
By Brian M. Oliver - Published on
Format: Hardcover
This is a good primer for heraldry but, be warned, there is no identification of the device or charges time period. Apart from that I would thouroughly recommend this book for anyone who, like me, is a beginner in the compelling world of heraldry. Above all, the title is accurate and does not try to be all things to everyone.
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