Its Origins, Ancient Forms and Modern Usage
ISBN10: 048642975X ISBN13: 9780486429755 Publisher: Dover Pubns Published: Feb 3 2004 Pages: 96 Weight: 0.60lbs. Height: 10.75" Width: 8.25" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
Rich sourcebook of approximately 500 black-and-white designs traces history and meaning of the shield, symbols, crests, helmets, and blazonry, with special emphasis on such devices as beasts, monsters, human, and part-human figures. American, British, French, and Russian costs of arms are displayed, as are insignias of the clergy, state seals, and modern institutions.