Heraldic Design : Its Origins, Ancient Forms and Modern Usage (Dover Pictorial Archive Series)
Hubert AllcockISBN: 048642975X;
Book Description Rich sourcebook of approximately 500 royalty-free, 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 Pope and clergy, state seals, and emblems of modern institutions. An invaluable reference for anyone interested in genealogy, this collection of handsome images will also add a touch of class to art and craft projects.