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EDMONDSON, Joseph (d. 1786)
A complete body of heraldry: containing, an historical enquiry into the origin of armories, and the rise and progress of heraldry, ... A discourse on the origin, use, and abuse, of funeral trophies. ... Glover's Ordinary of arms, augmented and improved; an alphabet of arms, ... and a copious glossary, ... In two volumes. Illustrated with copper-plates. Carefully compiled, ... by Joseph Edmondson, Esq. F.S.A Mowbray Herald Extraordinary, ... Vol. I. (II.)
London: printed, for the author, by T. Spilsbury; and sold by J. Dodsley; T. Payne and Son; J. Robson; J. Walter; J. Ridley; and R. Faulder, 1780.
2 vols ; 46.7 cm. (2º)
I: [8], 200, [172], 109, [19] p., engr. frontis. port., engr. geneal. table, [5] pl.
II: [478], 8 p., [18] pl.

With the pictorial plates hand-coloured including the portrait of Edmondson which was engraved by Bartolozzi in 1777. Volume I was partly written by Sir Joseph Ayloffe. See Moule's Bibliotheca heraldica Magnæ Britanniæ, and Lowndes' The bibliographer's manual of English literature. Pages 185--188 in vol. I misnumbered 181--184. ESTC t137070.

Copy Notes Volume I inscribed in pencil on second front free-endpaper L.P. 2 Vols 22.0.0.

Binding C18th diced russia, gilt roll-tool panels and borders, gilt-tooled spines.

Reference Number 2177


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