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Guillim, John / [ Edward Le Davis ] / [ Michael van der Gucht].

A Display of Heraldry. By John Guillim, pursuivant at Arms. The Sixth Edition [on fine paper]. Improv’d with large Additions of many hundred Coats of Arms, under their respective Bearings, with good Authorities from the Ashmolean Library, Sir George Mackenzie, &c. With his Tract of Precedency, containing all his Rules, Observations, Arguments, and chief Instances. To which is added, “A Treatise of Honour Military and Civil”, According to the Laws and Customs of England, By Capt. John Logan. Illustrated With the Arms, Crests, Supporters, and Motto’s of the Royal Familly, and Nobility: The Arms of the Sees of the English Bishops, and several of the Gentry. Together With the proper Habits of the different Degrees of the Nobility of England, and the Emblems of the chief Orders of Knighthood in Europe; all fairly engraven on Copper Plates. Also An Exact List of the Baronets, from their first Creation to this present Time; and most of their Arms Blazon’d. With an Account of the Customs, Government, and Privileges of the City of London, the other Cities of England, and Shire-Towns of each County, and their Arms. Likewise A Supplement of Scarce tracts relating to the Office of Arms, taken from Authentick Copies. And A Dictionary, explaining the several Terms used by Heralds, in English, Latin and French. With proper Tables to the Whole. [With 17 full-page, original portraits, engraved by Edward Le Davis and flemish engraver Michael van der Gucht / With 295 engraved crests / coat of arms, displayed on 47 pages].

London, R. and J. Bonwicke and R. Wilkin in St.Paul’s Church-Yard / And J. Walthoe and Tho. Ward, in the Temple, 1724. Folio (26 cm x 39 cm). Frontispiece, [5], 20 pp. [″The Introduction”], [1], 460 pp. [″A Display of Heraldry”], [2], 275 pp. [″Observations upon the Laws and Customs of Nations”], 58 pp. [″Honour Civil of the City of London”], 24 pp. [″Dictionary used by Heralds”], [11] pp. [″Alphabetical Table of the Names of the Nobility and Gentry”]. Illustrated and complete with 17 portraits of courtyard and apparatus and 47 plates, engraved on wood, reproducing a total of hundreds of coats of arms with coats, crests, lambrequins, helmets and coins. Very many coats of arms in the 2-columned text. Hardcover / Original 18th-century binding with modern restauration (rebacked) to the highest standards. Superior example of this publication ! Unusually excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear. Frontispiece and last page of the work with minor crease. Two corners torn (two pages following the title), corner of page 185 torn and page 92 of the second part of the book with longer lesion within text (no loss of text). Endpapers and pastedown with some minor spotting. All these descriptions of faults sound worse than they are. Interior text, plates and portraits overall in unbelievably clean and excellent condition. Name of pre-owner in ink on title and verso frontispiece (″J.Stilwell”).

This very comprehensive sixth edition is the best edition of this work, enriched and enlarged over time and including spell-binding portraits. The edition includes:

Armorial Frontispiece “Dieu et mon Droit” [″God and my Righ”], with the motto of the Order of the Garter: “Honi soit qui mal y pense”.
The frontispiece is subtitled: “The Achievement of the most High, most Mighty & Most Excellent Prince George, by the Grace of God, King of Great Britain, France & Ireland. Defender of the Faith & Duke of Brunswik and Lunenburgh, ArchTreasurer & Elector of ye Holy Roman Empire, and Sovereign of the most Noble Order of the Garter”.

I.
Display of Heraldry by John Guillim (460 pages including hundreds of text-illustrations of crests / arms, coat-of arms, surcoats, tabards, escutcheons, shields their ornaments and composition, meaning and visual design of arms). Prefixed to this large corpus of text is the following explanation:
[″This first section sheweth the Original Beginning and Universality, diverse Denominations, Composition and voluntary Assumption of Arms and Ensigns; the original Discipline of them, the Equivocation of the Latin Word “Arma”, and in what sense the same is to be understood and taken, the Necessity and use of Arms and Ensigns; when and by whom they were first given for Remunerations; their Sympathy with their Bearers and their Conformities with Names; their Definition, Blazon, Accidents and Parts, their Diminuations or Abatements, together with many Precepts, Rules and Observations, as well general as particular, pertaining to Blazon”]

II.
Sir George Mackenzie of Rosebaugh: “Observations upon the Laws and Customs of Nations, as to Precedency” – (275 pages)

Including: “Analogia Honorum – Or, A Treatise of Honour and Nobility, According to the Laws and Customs of England. Collected out of the most Authentick Authors, both Ancient and Modern. In Two Parts. The First – Containing Honour Military, and relateth to War. The Second – Honour Civil, and relateth to Court and City. Illustrated with variety of Sculputres (Portraits) sutable [sic] to the several Subjects.

The 17 full-page Portraits / Images of Effiges [Effigy / Effigies] are engraved by Edward Le Davis, Michael van der Gucht and R. White, and include:

1. The Effiges of ye Right Honourable Charles, Earl of Carlisle
2. Portrait in memory of Bertram Ashburnham of Ashburnham un Sussex, Warden of the Cinque Ports and Constable of Dover
3. The Effigies of the Right Honourable William, Earle of Craven, Viscount Craven of Uffington, Baron Craven of Hampstead
4. The Effigies of the Right Noble George, late Duke of Albemarle, Earl of Torrington, Baron Moncke [Monck] of Potheridge
5. The Effigies of the Right Honourable Heneage, Lord Finch, Baron of Daventry, Lord High Chancellor of England
6. The Effigies of the Right Honourable Anthony, Earl of Shaftsbury, Baron Ashley of Wimbourne, St.Giles
7. The Effigies of the most high and mighty Monarch George, King of Great Britain, France and Ireland
8. [Portrait of] His Royal Highness, George, Augustus, Prince of Wales [engraved by Michael van der Gucht or Vandergucht]
9. The Effigies of the Most Noble George, Duke, Marquess & Earle of Buckingham, Earl of Coventry [engraved by R.White]
10. The Effigies of the Most Noble Charles, Marquess of Winchester, Earl of Wiltshire [engraved by R.White]
11. The Effigies of the Right Honourable Henry Bennet, Earle and Baron of Arlington, Viscount Thetford
12. The Effigies of the Right Honourable Charles Beauclaire, Baron of Heddington & Earl of Burford and of ye
Right Honourable James, Lord Beauclaire, Brother and heir of ye Right Honourable Charles, Earle of Burford [R.White sculp.]
13. The Effigies of the Right Honourable Thomas Belasise [sic] [Belasyse], Viscount Falconbergh [Viscount Fauconberg]
14. Reverendissimus in Christo, Pater Gulielmus Wake, Providentia Divina Archiepiscopus Cantuariensis [Archbishop of Canterbury]
15. The Right Honourable Thomas Trevor, Lord Trevor
16. The Effigies of the most Honourable Henry Somerset, Marques and Earl of Worcester, Lord Herbert, Baron of Chipston Raglon
17. The Portraiture and Coate Armour of Sir William de la More, Ancestor to ye present Sir Edward More of Morehall and Bankehall in Lancashire which [….] was made Knight Banneret by Edward, ye Black Prince at ye Battle of Poitiers in France (with Battlescene in Background) [probably R. White sculp.]

Including a full – page engraving: “The Several Ensigns of the Orders Religious & Military” mentioned in the second Part.

The “Analogia Honorum” includes several important sections on Nobility as well as Knights and Knighthoods in Europe:
Chapter I: The First Part; or Honour Military [including the “Account of a Ceremonial, of the Cavalcade of His Majesty’s passing through the City of London, before his Coronation” [Procession described by manipulated Typography only, not illustrated]
Chapter II: Of the King or the Monarch of Great Britain
Chapter III: Of the Prince (2 pages with 6 crests of Princes)
Chapter IV: Of Dukes (4 pages with 24 crests of Dukes)
Chapter V: Of Marquisses
Chapter VI: Of Earls (14 pages with 84 crests of Earls)
Chapter VII: Of Viscounts (3 pages with 18 crests of Viscounts)
Chapter VIII: Of Lords Spiritual with (3 pages with 26 crests of “Arms of the Episcopal See of Engand and Wales”)
Chapter IX: Of Barons (12 pages with 72 crests of Barons) / Chapter X: Baron by Tenure / Chapter XI: Barons by Writ
Chapter XII: Barons by Patent
Chapter XIII: Of the Queen Consort and of Noble Women
Chapter XIV: Privileges incident to the Nobility according to the Laws of England
Chapter XV: Nobility and Lords in Reputation only
Chapter XVI: Of Knighthood in General
Chapter XVII: Knights of the most Noble Order of the Garter or St.George
Chapter XVIII: Of the Knights Bannerets
Chapter XIX: Of Baronets (2 pages with 10 crests)
with “A Catalogue of 998 (ninehundredninetyeight !) Baronets of England from the Institution of that Dignity by King James the First″
Chapter XX – Knights of the Bath – Made at the Coronation of King Charles the Second (opposite 1 page with 24 insignia)
Chapter XXI – Of Knights Bachelors, with what is incident to that Degree of Knighthood according to the Laws of England
(with 1 page showing 6 crests of Knights)
Chapter XXII – Knights of the Round Table [Notes on the founder of this ancient Order of Knighthood, Arthur, King of the Britons]
Chapter XXIII – Knights of the Thistle or of St.Andrew in Scotland [Hungus, King of the Picts etc.]
Chapter XXIV – Orders of Knighthood which are or were instituted in Palestine and other Parts of Asia
[Knights of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem / Knights Hospitallers of St.John Baptist in Jerusalem, called Knights of the Rhodes, now Knights of Malta [now: “Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and of Malta”]
Knights Templars / Knights of Lazarus / Knights of St.Katharine at Mount Sinai / Knights of St.Bass / Knights of the Martyrs in Palestine
Chapter XXIV [falsely printed “XXI”] – Orders of Knighthood in Spain [Knights of the Oak Navarr / Knights of the Lilly in Navarre / Ordo de la Scama in Castile / Knights of Acon / Knights of Truxillo or Trugillo / Knights of the Rosary in Toledo / etc. Also:
Orders of Knighthood in Flanders [Knights of the Golden Fleece, called Toison d’Or]
Orders of Knighthood in Portugal [Knights d’Avis / Knights of the Wing of St.Michael / Knights of Christ / Knights of St.James]
Orders of Knighthood in France [Knights of Jesus Christ / Knights of the Passion of Jesus Christ / Knights of St.Michael / Knights of the Croissant of Anjou / Knights of the Order of Genet / Knights of the Crown Royal anongst the Frizons / The Order of the Ermine in Bretagne / Knights of the Porcupine]
Degrees of Knighthood in Italy [Knights of St.Mary the Glorious / Knights of the Holy Ghost in Saxia at Rome / Knights of St.Peter at Rome / Knights of St.George at Rome / Knights of the Calza in Venice / Knights of St.Mark in Venice / Knights of the Knot in Naples / Knights of the Argonauts of St.Nicholas in Naples / Knights of the Ermin in Naples / etc. etc.]
Degrees of Knighthood in Savoy [Knights of the Annunciation / Knights of St.Maurice / Knights of St.Maurice and St.Lazarus]
A Degree of Knighthood in Switzerland, called “Knights of the Bear″
Degree of Knighthood in Germany [Knights of the Tutonick Order of Prussia [Teuronic Order or Prussia] / Knights of St.Gereom / Knights of St.George in Austria and Carinthia / Knights of St.Anthony in Hainolt / Knights of the Tusin Order in Bohemia or Austria / Knights of St.Hubert in Gulick or Juliers / Knights of the Order of St.James in Holland / Orders of Knighthood in Portugal
Degrees of Knighthood in Sweden [Knights of the Brician Order / Knights of the Seraphins / Knights of Amaranta]
Knights of the Order of the Elephant in Denmark
Degrees of Knighthood in Poland / Knights of the Order of the Dragon overthrown in Hungary / Knights of Saint Anthony in Aethiopia / Knights of the West-Indies / Of Esquires / The Definition or Description of the Gentry or Civil Nobility of England /
Chapter XXV: Of Esquires [4 pages with 19 crests (one full page crest with explanation: Edmund Dummer of Swathling)]
Chapter XXV also has (1 page with 6 crests of “Gentlemen″
Chapter XXVI: The Privileges of the Gentry / Chapter XXVII: Of Yeomen / The Company of Vintners, The Company of Carpenters, The Company of Masons / The Company of Plumbers, Marblers, Farriers, Bottle-Makers /
Treats of the Cities of England (Reading, Cambridge, Ely, Bedford, Litchfield (Lichfield in Staffordshire), etc. etc.
A Collection of Tracts relating to the Office of Arms:
″The Office and Duty of an Herald, in a Letter to a Peer – by Francis Thynne, Esq.″
″The Earl Marshal’s Power, both in Peace and War” – by Sir William Segar, Garter″
With a Dictionary explaining the several Terms used by Heralds in English, Latin and French – With their Etymologiues, Derivations &c.




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