The ancient charm of heraldty is vividly portrayed in this book by scholar and enthusiast Joseph Foster.
The author gives a brief but fascinating history of heraldry from the "primeval king of arms" to the Age of Chivalry.
The book is thoroughly and beautifully illustrated, with over 800 etchings taken from effigies, brasses, seals and engravings. It contains a dazzling array of coats of arms, as well as pictures of legendary figures such as Edmund Crouchback and the Black Prince—usually with a heraldic beast or two in tow.
Paperback, 200 pages, 6" x 9".