Title Heraldry Notebook Manuscript with over 400 Watercolored Coat-of-Arms
Binding Hardcover. Original gilt and blindstamped calf f
Book Condition Very Good
Publisher Acton House, Wrexham, England 1823-1825
Seller ID 006091
8vo. 24 by 19 cm. , 1-69, 100-103,  pages in text part, followed by 100 plates with original watercolored coat-of-arms or escutcheons. These are emblazoned in rich colors and gold, with one to six emblems per page. Some pages have the emblems placed within a painted Gothic window. Mary Hughes it would appear created at least one other heraldic manuscript, a copy of John Guillim's "A Display of Heraldry". Fairly extensive provenance info contained on prelim blank -- it passed from Mary Hughes to Charles Hughes, March 1865. 20th century ownership inscription of George G. Napier, noting he purchased it from Walford Brothers in August 1929. Later book label of Joan Corder. Condition: generally clean, and paintings are fresh, bright. Original tissue guards have survived.