Boutell’s Heraldry

Date

1970

Identifier

Central CR21 BS19 1970

Type

Publisher

Frederick Warne & Co

Abstract

The pictorial devices in an armorial bookplate are usually applicable to one individual, or family. It is possible for a student of provenance (the history of previous ownership), to identify the owner, once the jargon and rules of heraldry are learnt. In Boutell’s classic book on heraldry, he offers a list of crowns and coronets that can appear in a bookplate. Spotting your ‘Baron’ or ‘Earl’ in the royal pecking-order becomes so much easier.

Files

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Citation

Revised by J.P. Brooke-Little, “Boutell’s Heraldry,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed December 2, 2022, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/11486.