Coats of Arms

Coats of Arms - Pitkin Guides

Paperback (01 Mar 1998) | English

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Synopsis

What are the origins of heraldry? How do you 'read' coats of arms? And who can use them?

From the dawn of civilization, people have used symbols to explain and identify themselves and their beliefs, a system called heraldry. This beautiful, colourful guide presents the essence of this vast, complicated and romantic subject. Andrew Jamieson's inspirational artwork brings the fascinating history of heraldry to life in this classic Pitkin guide.

Written for the visitor to the UK and all those with a love of history and tradition. The guide covers the origins of heraldry, explains the language of coats of arms and focuses on famous examples such as the Royal Arms, the Lions of Scotland and the Church of England heraldry accompanied by charming illustrations and colour photographs of historical artefacts.

Look out for more Pitkin Guides on the very best of British history, heritage and travel.

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Pitkin

Pitkin

Pavilion Books is a thriving independent London-based publisher specialising in illustrated books and digital content for the UK and all international markets. We publish around 200 books a year under our range of established imprints Batsford, Conway, Collins & Brown, National Trust, Pavilion, Pavilion Children’s, Portico, Robson and Salamander. Our high-profile authors include Oz Clarke, James May and Bruce Parry, and we specialise in managing brand-led publishing programmes with large organisations such as Good Housekeeping and The National Trust. At the core of our business are specialist lists such as wine, naval history, craft, cookery and textile art.

Book information

ISBN: 9780853728702
Publisher: Pavilion Books
Imprint: Pitkin
Pub date:
DEWEY: 929.6
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Number of pages: 28
Weight: 150g
Height: 174mm
Width: 240mm
Spine width: 3mm